The Avengers: Age of Ultron firmly clenched the number one spot in East Africa for the third weekend in a row. Although this doesn’t mean that Mad Max: Fury Road was less preferred, it simply came down to premium ticket pricing as a result of IMAX Kenya not getting an IMAX format of George Miller’s current master-piece. This factor was the only reason Joss Whedon’s last Marvel film came out on top.
IMAX Kenya contribute very strongly to the regions’s overall Box Office figures by a healthy percentage, with The Avengers currently running solo, the $$ figure return was bound to be in there favour 😉
Despite outperforming Mad Max globally two times over in its opening weekend on May 15, Pitch Perfect 2 comes in at #3 in East Africa. Safe to say the ‘threequel’ is on its way!
|THIS WK||LAST WK||TITLE||STUDIO||WKND GROSS KSHS.||TOTAL GROSS KSHS.||RELEASE DATE||WKS IN RUNNING|
|1||1||AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON||DISNEY||2,625,961||26,309,891||30-Apr-15||3|
|2||NEW||MAD MAX : FURY ROAD||WARNER||2,375,645||2,349,249||15-May-15||1|
|3||NEW||PITCH PERFECT 2||UNIVERSAL||1,468,887||1,468,887||15-May-15||1|
|5||3||FAST AND FURIOUS 7||UNIVERSAL||158,373||49,220,737||3-Apr-15||7|
|7||5||THE LONGEST RIDE||FOX||47,261||998,729||24-Apr-15||4|
|8||NEW||CHILD 44||TMES MEDIA FILMS||45,665||45,256||15-May-15||1|
|10||7||PAUL BLART : MALL COP 2||COLUMBIA||3,018||1,367,236||15-Apr-15||4|
RELEASES THIS WEEKEND:
Disney’s Tomorrowland starring George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Raffey Cassidy, Thomas Robinson, Britt Robertson opens this Friday May 22 in conventional theaters and IMAX Kenya, so expect a boost in its figures the first weekend. It’s not necessarily an all-out Sci-Fi/Action/Adventure so it’s final performance is a bit in the grey area for now, given the preferred genre taste of our region. But surprises are welcome and known to happen 😉
The Poltergeist hopes to scare up some good numbers when it premieres this weekend too. But horrors have never had a good track record in cinema in terms of returns. This weekend may most likely be The Avengers last weekend at #1 and Mad Max: Fury Road may just slide, but let’s not forget Dwayne’ The Rock’ Johnson’s San Andreas releasing May 29…
DISCLAIMER: Figures based on estimates submitted by cinemas. Movie Jabber will not be held responsible for figures erroneously submitted.
Black Panther Advance Screening | Win Tickets!
Long live the king. Black Panther opens next week and here’s your chance to win tickets to the ultimate fan experience and watch Black Panther in advance courtesy of Britania.
1. Pose as your favorite Wakandan character while holding any four packets of Britania biscuits.
2. Upload that picture on any of the social media platforms with the hashtag #BlackPantherChallengeKE
Each winner gets a ticket for two to attend the screening on Wednesday February 14th, at Century IMAX at Garden City Mall, Thika Road Highway. Exit 7. And courtesy of Taxify Kenya, each winner will get picked up, dropped off at the screening and given a ride back home after the event, all at no cost. Talk about royal treatment!
So what are you waiting for? Take up the challenge and step into the spotlight.
Black Panther opens in cinemas and IMAX format here in Kenya on Friday February 16th.
MJX 2017 VOLUME 2 | Sign Up for the Cosplay Showcase!
ABOUT THE COSPLAY SHOWCASE! AT MJX NOVEMBER
NOTE: It’s going to be fun! Whether you want to make a new costume, use a previous one, (or borrow) you are encouraged to do what’s best for you, and most importantly, have fun and meet fellow cosplayers.
Why Sign Up? This will help us properly plan the segment not only for you, but for the other cosplayers. Our first Cosplay Showcase! was during our first Cosplay Community Kenya #CosComKE Workshop in February 4th, 2017.
What will happen:
You will get to strut your stuff, show off your costume and props. Each registered participant will have a few moments to tell the audience something brief about their costume and why they picked the character they did… and do a lil’ something-something for the crowd, that’s reminiscent of their character. Easy-peezy, right?
Discounted event ticket price for all registered cosplayers. Secondly, on-location professional photography for all registered Cosplayers. Later, a select number of cosplayers (5 from each day) will be picked for an exclusive special professional cosplay photography shoot in studio the following week. The images from this studio shoot will be edited into composites, looking really cool and ‘wow!’. These images will look like they’ve been taken from the world of movies, anime, comic books that the you got your inspiration from! Visual examples below: