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Three Superhero Movies Are Dominating The SA Box Office

Avengers Endgame

There are currently three superhero movies on the top 10 at the South African box office. Avengers: Endgame, which is currently leading the top 10 for its second week in a row, joining Captain Marvel and Shazam at the South African box office when it was released on 26 April.

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Aside from being one of the superhero movies on the top 10 and the number one movie in the country, Avengers: Endgame is also the highest grossing movie currently on the cinema circuits. After bringing in over R30 million in its opening weekend in South Africa, Avengers: Endgame has now made R74 899 689 domestically. Globally, it has made over $2 billion, joining only a few other movies that have been able to achieve that milestone.

Here are the other superhero movies and the rest of the top 10 at the South African cinemas.

10. After

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.

9. Captain Marvel

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 one of the other superhero movies on the top 10, Shazam.

8. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile

Making it’s top 10 debut, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile follows the story of serial killer, Ted Bundy, who is portrayed by Zach Efron. The movie looks thrilling and delightfully disturbing.

7. The Queen’s Corgi

This sweet story follows the life of (as the title suggests) the queen’s dog, Rex. Rex is chased out of the palace and needs to find his way home. This animation movie is definitely one to watch with the whole family.

6. Shazam

Starring Zachary Levi as the title character, this is one of the most lighthearted superhero movies DC has ever made. 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.

5. The Curse of La Llorona

One for the horror fans. The Curse of La Llorona follows the haunting story of legendary ghost La Llorona from Los Angeles that scare children at night.

4. Little

Holding onto its number 4 spot from last week, Little follows the story of tech mogul Jordan Sanders (portrayed by Regina Hall). She’s a pretty hard-hitter, feared by most of her staff. But everything hilariously changes when she is magically transformed into a 13-year-old version of herself.

3. UglyDolls

This classic under doll (sorry I had to) story is one for the whole family. The movie, which made its South African box office top 10 debut this week, follows the lives of plush toys who just want to fit in despite their different appearances.

2. Kandasamys – The Wedding

This local movie revolves around two neighbouring families – the Kandasamys and the Naidoos. After Jennifer Kandasamy and Shanthi Naidoo become friends again, their children Jodi and Prishen fall in love and a big wedding gets planned. As weddings can be stressful, lots of hilarious drama ensues.

1. Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame picks up where Infinity War and the end-credit scene in Captain Marvel left off. Thanos (portrayed by Josh Brolin) has become inevitable and has wiped out half of all living creatures in the entire universe. The remaining Avengers are finding it hard to deal with the loss, and mourn with the rest of the world for everyone they have lost.

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