Prisoners, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, and Machete Kills entered the chart this week while The Last Days on Mars, Hours, and Despicable Me 2 dropped off.
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters and Elysium climbed to the top of the charts this week, while The Wolverine, Red 2, 2 Guns, The Smurfs 2, and We’re The Millers slipped.
The table below summarises the ranking and movement of Torrentfreak’s latest charts:
|1||Up 1||Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters|
|4||Down 3||The Wolverine|
|5||Down 1||Red 2|
|6||Down 3||2 Guns|
|7||Down 2||The Smurfs 2|
|8||Down 2||We’re The Millers|
|9||New||The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones|
Apple also has charts of the best-selling movies on its iTunes store, though its overall top 100 is sadly not available for the local store.
However, it does offer a list of the best-selling movies by genre. The top 5 films in 8 of the listed genres (Documentary and Music are excluded) are show in the below table:
|SA iTunes store Films charts|
|Rank||Action & Adventure||Comedy||Drama||Horror|
|1||The Lone Ranger||The Internship (2013)||Inside Man||Devil|
|2||Man of Steel (2013)||Klein Karoo – Small Karoo||The Great Gatsby (2013)||Eudenist|
|3||White House Down||Catch & Release||Django Unchained||The Caller|
|4||Epic (2013)||Chaos Theory||Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters||The Shining|
|5||Fast & Furious 6||Pitch Perfect||Zero Dark Thirty||13 Ghosts (2001)|
|Rank||Kids & Family||Romance||Sci-Fi & Fantasy||Thriller|
|1||Despicable Me 2||Definitely, Maybe||The Wolverine||Absolute Power|
|2||Monsters University||Anna Kaenina (2012)||Prometheus||Savages|
|3||Brave||The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel||Serenity||Enemy of the State|
|4||Despicable Me||Sweet Home Alabama||The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)||Hate Story|
|5||The Jungle Book||The Art of Getting By||District 9||Crush|
DStv BoxOffice is a local competitor to the iTunes movie rental service which is available through a PVR-capable DStv decoder if you are a DStv Extra or DStv Premium subscriber, or online to anyone regardless of whether you’re a subscriber.
While you do not have to be a DStv subscriber to use the online version of DStv Boxoffice, Extra and Premium subscribers typically receive a discount on rentals.
The BoxOffice website has a list of the most popular films on the service, which are given in no particular order:
|DStv BoxOffice most popular||Non-subscriber / subscriber||Online availability||PVR availability|
|Monsters University||R30 / R25||14 February 2014||23 December 2013|
|Despicable Me 2||R30 / R25||01 February 2014||06 December 2013|
|The Lone Ranger||R30 / R25||07 February 2014||09 December 2013|
|The Big Wedding||R30 / R25||04 February 2014||N/A|
|The Wedding Video||R30 / R25||27 December 2013||27 November 2013|
|Bernie||R30 / R25||18 February 2014||N/A|
|White House Down||R30 / R25||13 February 2014||16 December 2013|
|Scary Movie 5||R30 / R25||25 February 2014||02 December 2013|
|Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright||R30 / R25||20 February 2014||N/A|
|Yes Man||R10 / R10||29 December 2013||N/A|