THE TOP 100 MOVIES AT THE SOUTH AFRICAN BOX OFFICE FOR 2014



South Africans flocked to see their favourite movies in cinemas this year with the top 10 movies comprising of science fiction, animation and superhero movies taking up the top spots. It seems we as a nation enjoy being distracted by huge CGI movies when we enter our theatres. While our numbers are not as big as say those in the US, we still form a part of the global earnings for these movies.

Here is the list as it appears at today's date:
 
RANK                           TITLE                                                                            GROSS   RELEASE


1
Transformers: Age of Extinction
 
Autobots must escape sight from a bounty hunter who takes control of the human serendipity: Unexpectedly, Optimus Prime and his remaining gang turn to a mechanic and his daughter for help.
 
 

$2,457,446
6/26
2
How to Train Your Dragon 2
 
When Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace.
 

$2,119,552
6/20
3
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
 
When New York is put under siege by Oscorp, it is up to Spider-Man to save the city he swore to protect as well as his loved ones.
 

$2,045,174
4/25
4
Rio 2
 
It's a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids after they're hurtled from Rio de Janeiro to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets his father-in-law.
 

$2,002,227
4/11
5

22 Jump Street
 
After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college.
 

$1,655,355
6/20
6
X-Men: Days of Future Past
 
The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.
 

$1,633,027
5/23
7
The Other Woman (2014)
 
New York lawyer Carly Whitten (Cameron Diaz) lives by strict rules when it comes to romantic relationships, but when she falls for suave, handsome Mark King (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), she begins an affair with him. A surprise visit to Mark's home reveals that he is married to devoted housewife Kate (L… Moreeslie Mann). Carly and Kate direct their hurt and anger toward Mark, and when they discover yet a third woman (Kate Upton) caught in his web of lies, the three join forces for revenge.
 

$1,562,906
5/1
8
Step Up All In
 
All-stars from the previous Step Up installments come together in glittering Las Vegas, battling for a victory that could define their dreams and their careers.
 
 

$1,503,812
7/25
9
Guardians of the Galaxy
 
A group of intergalactic criminals are forced to work together to stop a fanatical warrior from taking control of the universe.
 

$1,480,923
8/7
10

Lucy
 
A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.
 

$1,439,484
8/29
11
Captain America: The Winter Soldier

$1,409,597
3/28
12
Think Like a Man Too

$1,355,083
7/25
13
Need for Speed

$1,341,238
3/20
14
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

$1,333,716
11/21
15
Noah

$1,287,084
4/4
16
Maleficent

$1,170,569
6/5
17
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

$1,139,595
10/17
18
The Wolf of Wall Street
 
$1,108,217
1/10
19
Pad na jou hart

$1,106,034
2/14
20
Blended

$1,036,460
7/4
21
300: Rise of An Empire

$1,012,000
3/7
22
The Lego Movie

$949,538
3/14
23
Mr. Peabody & Sherman

$889,371
3/20
24
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

$877,253
7/11
25
The Maze Runner

$826,972
9/26
26
Hercules (2014)

$787,609
8/8
27
The Equalizer

$779,636
9/26
28
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

$774,022
1/31
29
Planes: Fire & Rescue

$734,566
9/26
30
Gone Girl

$728,579
10/10
31
Penguins of Madagascar

$698,457
12/5
32
Edge of Tomorrow
 
$682,220
6/12
33
The Fault in our Stars
 
$672,858
6/12
34
The House of Magic

$661,585
7/4
35
Faan se trein

$656,661
1/24
36
Non-Stop
 
$652,456
4/11
37
The Best Man Holiday

$638,688
2/7
38
Godzilla (2014)

$625,487
5/16
39
Interstellar

$620,490
11/7
40
The Nut Job

$608,564
2/21
41
Dumb and Dumber To
 
$591,732
11/14
42
Dracula Untold

$590,150
10/3
43
Dolphin Tale 2

$587,481
10/3
44
Neighbors

$551,898
7/18
45
Vrou soek boer

$517,586
3/7
46
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

$508,977
12/11
47
Horrible Bosses 2

$505,502
11/28
48
Robocop (2014)

$466,205
2/7
49
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
 
$464,493
1/17
50
The Pirate Fairy

$461,523
5/1
51
Ride Along

$435,478
2/21
52
About Last Night (2014)

$432,918
3/14
53
Leading Lady

$432,631
11/28
54
The Expendables 3

$420,030
8/14
55
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

$418,779
10/31
56
Delivery Man

$414,758
1/17
57
The Hundred-Foot Journey

$407,900
8/22
58
Sex Tape

$403,752
8/22
59
That Awkward Moment

$361,801
4/11
60
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

$345,182
1/3
61
Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club

$318,436
3/21
62
Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return

$309,846
5/23
63
Let's Be Cops

$301,263
9/12
64
Tammy

$282,923
8/29
65
A Walk Among the Tombstones
 
$281,087
10/31
66
Heaven is for Real

$276,930
5/9
67
Pompeii

$276,152
2/21
68
12 Years a Slave

$273,778
1/17
69
Spud 3: Learning to Fly
 
$272,588
11/28
70
American Hustle

$270,989
2/28
71
The Grand Budapest Hotel

$254,863
3/20
72
3 Days to Kill

$247,062
5/1
73
The Legend of Hercules
 
$245,189
4/17
74
Konfetti
 
$241,791
4/17
75
Divergent

$237,994
4/4
76
The Book Thief
 
$229,776
1/24
77
The Monuments Men

$224,388
2/14
78
Son of God

$206,719
4/17
79
A Million Ways to Die in the West

$205,482
5/30
80
Into The Storm

$193,122
9/5
81
If I Stay
 
$186,922
9/19
82
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$183,927
4/25
83
Begin Again
 
$182,714
9/12
84
Empire State
 
$181,756
1/3
85
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
 
$177,428
2/14
86
Vampire Academy
 
$172,232
2/14
87
Annabelle
 
$167,101
10/24
88
Chef
 
$165,317
8/8
89
Philomena
 
$157,062
3/28
90
Tarzan (2013)
 
$150,225
11/14
91
Brick Mansions

$147,410
10/24
92
August: Osage County
 
$141,769
3/14
93
The Giver
$138,821
9/12
94
Dallas Buyers Club
 
$138,547
2/28
95
No Good Deed (2014)
 
$137,374
11/21
96
Die Spook van Uniondale
 
$135,889
8/29
97
Hard to Get
$127,658
8/29
98
Fire With Fire
 
$123,937
1/31
99
Carrie (2013)
 
$120,800
1/3
100
The Frozen Ground
 
$119,660
2/28



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