Fast & Furious 7 Pulls R44mil In South Africa ... and still counting

It is possibly one of the dumbest movies on circuit right now, in my opinion, but I am in the minority on that front because the international phenomenon that is The Fast and The Furious 7 continues to rank in big cash world wide, including here in Mzansi.

The film which made its debut in Australia on April 2nd has subsequently grossed over $1.32 billion worldwide — that's over R100BILLION, making it the highest-grossing film in the franchise after just twelve days, the current highest-grossing film of 2015 and the fifth highest-grossing film of all time.

No surprise then that South African would follow suit and flock to the cinemas to see the movie. As it stands in its 3 week on circuit in Mzansi, the film has grossed over R44 554 778 according to the National Film and Video Foundation, and still counting. 

The latest available figures, which are for week ending on April 19, puts the film at number 1 on the Top 10 list and a box office take of R5,8mil that week as seen by fans in 101 cinemas across Mzansi. 

Who said cinema-going is a dead trend? I don't like going to the cinema. One assumes that with content readily available on the net and pay-per-view TV, the cinema in SA would not be pulling any big cash numbers anymore. Clearly that perception is wrong. 

Sidenote: If you were wondering the number 1 local movie at the moment is the Afrikaans film,  Strikdas followed closely by another Afrikanns film, BALLADE VIR 'N ENKELING.

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