The most popular movies in South Africa

IMDb Pro’s Box Office Mojo has unveiled the top-grossing movies in South Africa for 2019.

According to these statistics, 19 movies grossed over $1 million locally, while a total of 90 made over $100,000 at South African box offices.

This is down from 27 over $1 million and 120 over $100,000 in 2018.

The highest-grossing movie of 2019 in South Africa was The Lion King, which is a remake of the classic movie and stars Seth Rogen, John Oliver, Beyonce, and South African John Kani.

The Lion King grossed $8.24 million (R122 million), while the only other film to exceed the $5-million mark was Avengers: Endgame, which made $7.17 million (R106.2 million).

Kandasamys: The Wedding was the only South African film to gross over $1 million – an impressive feat considering the film was shown in significantly fewer theatres than any other film in the top 20.

The top 20 highest-grossing films in South Africa for 2019 can be viewed below.

  1. The Lion King
  2. Avengers: Endgame
  3. Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw
  4. Captain Marvel
  5. Aladdin
  6. Spider-Man: Far from Home
  7. Aquaman
  8. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
  9. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  10. Joker
  11. Toy Story 4
  12. What Men Want
  13. Bohemian Rhapsody
  14. Kandasamys: The Wedding
  15. The Secret Life of Pets 2
  16. Angel Has Fallen
  17. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
  18. Men in Black: International
  19. Shazam!
  20. Hustlers

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