Top movies on DStv BoxOffice, iTunes, BitTorrent

Earlier this week, Torrentfreak released its list of the top 10 most downloaded movies using the BitTorrent protocol for the week ending 17 November 2013.

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:

Ranking Movement Movie
1 Up 1 Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
2 Up 7 Elysium
3 New Prisoners
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
10 New Machete Kills

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

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