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Hellboy Gets a Lukewarm Opening Weekend in South Africa
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The new Hellboy movie, starring Stranger Things’ David Harbour as the title character, opened this weekend to a lukewarm South African response. The movie didn’t manage to capture audiences on its opening weekend, as Shazam continues its South African box office reign as the top movie for the weekend of 12 to 14 April 2019.

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Captain Marvel continues to be the highest grossing movie currently on the South African box office top 10, earning R44 120 589 domestically to date.

10. Dog’s Way Home

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Making its South African box office top 10 debut is this family movie. When a dog and her owner become separated, she has to find her way back to him. On her adventure, she encounters other beings, whose lives she changes forever.

9. Us

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Slipping from its number 7 spot to number 9 on the South African box office top 10 is Jordon Peele’s horror Us. This twisted tale stars Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke. If you love to be scared and freaked out by movies, then this one is for you.

8. Wonder Park

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Slowly making its way down the top 10 is Wonder Park. This sweet family-friendly film follows the story of June (voiced by Brianna Denski) who tries to save an amusement park.

7. What Men Want

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Moving from its number 5 spot on the South African box office top 10 to number 7, is this gender-swap remake of the 2000 movie What Women Want. The movie stars Taraji P. Henson and Tracy Morgan. It held the top spot for two weeks in a row before it was dethroned by the Captain Marvel movie.

6. Love Lives Here

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Holding onto its number 6 spot is Love Lives Here, a local romantic comedy staring Thabethe, Lungile Radu, Motlatsi Mafatshe and Zola Nombona. A romance novelist is about to give up on the idea of a perfect love story for herself when she meets someone who changes her life.

5. Hellboy

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Making its South African box office debut is the new movie based on the Hellboy graphic novels by Mike Mignola. Hellboy has not been getting favourable reviews, and it seems the box office response isn’t heating up too much either, with a number 5 debut on the top 10.

4. Dumbo

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Not managing to dethrone Captain Marvel for the top spot weeks ago, Dumbo debuted at number 2 and has now moved down to number 4 in its third week on the South African cinema market. This live-action adaptation of the classic Disney movie stars Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, and Danny DeVito.

3. Captain Marvel

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The Captain Marvel movie stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel and was directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck and held the top spot in South Africa for four consecutive weeks, before being dethroned by the new Shazam movie last week.

2. After

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Another African box office debut is this romantic movie based on a fan fiction about Harry Styles. The fan fiction, which turned the One Direction member into a punk version – Hardin Scott -, has become very popular and the movie is sure to capture a few fans. It stars Josephine Langford as Tessa Young and Hero Fiennes-Tiffin as Hardin Scott.

1. Shazam

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Shazam remains on top of the South African box office for two weeks in a row. Starring Zachary Levi as the title character, this is one of the most lighthearted DC movies released, maybe ever. Not only is Shazam a fun superhero movie it also has a lot of action and even some heartfelt moments. It also features some fun video game references, which gamers will love to spot.

Are you going to watch Hellboy or any of the other movies on the top 10?


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