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‘Mama Jack’ Casts a Spell Over ‘Harry Potter’

Leon Schuster’s Mama Jack produced by Videovision Entertainment has retained its position as South Africa’s Number One boxoffice earner in its third weekend of release, outgrossing the major blockbuster Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire which has been on the circuit for only two weeks. Mama Jack earned over 12% more than Harry Potter this weekend..

Mama Jack opened in South Africa on 24 November and has grossed over R13 million in its first seventeen days of release. In the comparative period, Mr Bones had earned R10.3 million at the SA box office, while Mama Jack has grossed over R13 million. Mama Jack not only found success at the boxoffice, but is also a hit with audiences across the age and race spectrum. The film also broke boxoffice records in Zimbabwe last week where it earned over 100 Million Zimbabwean Dollars in its opening weekend at just one cinema, making it the biggest film opening in Zimbabwe this year.

Leon Schuster’s previous collaboration with Anant Singh and Videovision Entertainment, Mr Bones outgrossed Harry Potter and Lord Of The Rings when it was released in 2001. Mr Bones went on to become the second highest grossing film of all time in South Africa after the international hit, Titanic.

“We are thrilled that Mama Jack is still at the top of the boxoffice in its third weekend of release. This is great news for the South African film industry as it shows that we can hold our own against the major Hollywood blockbusters. Mama Jack‘s performance once again proves that Leon Schuster is without any doubt, South Africa’s Number One Boxoffice Star,” commented producer, Anant Singh from Dubai where he is attending the Dubai Film Festival.

Mama Jack stars Leon Schuster, Alfred Ntombela, Mary-Anne Barlow, Lionel Newton, Jerry Mofokeng, Shaleen Surtie-Richards. The film is a Videovision Entertainment production in association with Distant Horizon and Delta Films (Pty) Ltd, produced by Anant Singh and Helena Spring, executive produced by Sanjeev Singh and Sudhir Pragjee and is written by Leon Schuster, Gray Hofmeyr, Paul Slabolepsky and Jeff Newton and directed by Gray Hofmeyr.

Mama Jack is a Videovision Entertainment release through United International Pictures (South Africa), playing across South Africa in over 100 cinemas.

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