The Captain Marvel movie was released in South Africa on 08 March 2019, fittingly on International Women’s Day. A lot was riding on this first female-lead Marvel movie, and it seems it didn’t disappoint fans, as it drew in a lot of cinema-goers and reaching the top of the South African box office for the weekend of 08 to 10 March 2019 and making $500 million globally.
There are plenty of other exciting movies to check out other than the Captain Marvel movie that also made it onto the top 10.
Before we get to the top 10 movies, Bohemian Rhapsody is currently still the highest grossing movie on the South African box office circuit, grossing R 42 328 100 to date.
10. Little Italy
Making its top 10 debut last week, Little Italy is a romantic comedy starring Emma Roberts and Hayden Christensen. The movie was directed by Donald Petrie and follows the story of two pizzeria owners’ children who grew up in “Little Italy” in Toronto, USA.
9. Bohemian Rhapsody
Still holding onto its number 9 spot on the top 10. This movie starring Rami Malek as Queen frontman, Freddie Mercury is a must-see before it leaves the cinema circuit.
8. Alita: Battle Angel
This masterpiece from Robert Rodriguez and James Cameron never managed to grab the top spot on the South African box office and has continued to slide down the top 10. If you’re still unsure whether you should go watch it before it leaves the cinema circuit, check out our six reasons to go watch it.
7. Green Book
Still showing its staying power, and why it won the year’s Best Picture, Green Book is one of the Oscar winners you have to check out before it leaves the cinema circuit. It stars Viggo Mortensen, who was nominated for Best Actor (Rami Malek won for his performance as Queen frontman, Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody). The movie also stars Mahershala Ali as Don Shirley, who took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role.
6. The Upside
Staying at its number 6 spot from last week is The Upside. Directed by Neil Burger, this comedy starring Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston follows the funny tale of an unlikely friendship.
5. LEGO Movie 2
Not managing to debut at number one last week, LEGO Movie 2 has slipped a few spots already this week on the top 10 at the South African box office. This sequel stars Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, and Will Arnett promises to be a laugh and fun for the whole family.
4. Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral
In Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral the family’s back together, but things are not what they seem and soon turns into a hilarious madness. The movie sees Tyler Perry reprising his role as Madea and Cassi Davis and Patrice Lovely join the cast, too.
3. How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
The third instalment of How To Train Your Dragon is fire at the box office. Dean DeBlois returns to direct, with Jay Baruchel returning to voice Hiccup and American Ferrera voices the role of Astrid. The movie continues to stay in the top 3 for three weeks in a row.
2. What Men Want
This gender-swap remake of the 2000 movie What Women Want, stars Taraji P. Henson and Tracy Morgan. It held the top spot for two weeks in a row, before it was now dethroned by the Captain Marvel movie.
1. Captain Marvel
We loved the Captain Marvel movie, and it seems so did audiences, too. The Captain Marvel movie stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel and was directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. The movie is a soaring success worldwide too, bringing in a massive $500 million during its opening weekend.
Are you going to watch the Captain Marvel movie or any of the other titles at the cinemas?