Leon Schuster’s Mr Bones 2 has raced to another box office record by earning almost R19 million in less than 3 weeks, reaching this record figure faster than any other film opening before the start of a holiday season in South Africa. The Gateway Cinema in Durban has emerged as the highest earning complex in the country, earning almost R1.2 million in this period. The film has also earned more at the South African box office than High School Musical 3, Quantum of Solace, Mamma Mia and Titanic in the comparative period.
“We are delighted that Mr Bones 2 is performing exceptionally well at the box office despite competition from international blockbuster films. This proves yet again that South Africa audiences simply love Leon Schuster and his brand of comedy,” commented producer, Anant Singh.
Industry insiders are impressed with the performance of Mr Bones 2 and estimate that in two weeks from now, it will out-gross Mamma Mia’s total box office revenue of R25 million which was earned over a three month period. They also predict that Mr Bones 2 will out-gross the record box office of R40 million earned by Titanic by the end of February 2009.
Mr Bones 2 is a Videovision Entertainment release through United International Pictures (South Africa).
Mr Bones 2: Back From The Past is a Videovision Entertainment production in association with the SABC, Distant Horizon and Mr Bones (Pty) Ltd. The film stars Leon Schuster, Leeanda Reddy, Tongayi Chirisa and Kaseran Pillay. It is edited by Johan Lategan and director of photography is Chris Schutte with music by Didi Kriel. The film is executive produced by Sudhir Pragjee and Sanjeev Singh with the screenplay by Leon Schuster and Gray Hofmeyr. It is produced by Anant Singh and Helena Spring and directed by Gray Hofmeyr.