South Africa’s Box Office Report, first half 2017

South Africa’s Box Office Report, first half 2017

The total South Africa's (SA) box office receipts in the first half of 2017 were R568.1 million, down 3% compared to 2016; out of a total 106 films were released in South African cinemas, 10 were SA produced.

Of the 10 SA produced films, 40% (4) of the films were partially NFVF funded earning R22.9 million in total at box office;
The box office share of SA produced films was 5%, down from 7% in 2016.

The top earning releases in 2017 were Fast and Furious 8, Beauty and the Beast, as well as Fifty Shades Darker;

Action was the most popular genre among SA cinema-goers in 2017, followed by Action/Adventure and Animation. Drama films had the highest proportion of releases;

A total of 23 3D/4DX/IMAX format films were released in 2017, up from 18 in 2016; their earnings accounted for 65% of the box office revenues, up from 54% in 2016.

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