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Local film shines in second place at the box office on opening weekend!

2015-03-24 15:38

Johannesburg - Local film, Ballade vir ’n Enkeling opened at cinemas on 20 March and secured a second place at the box office in its opening weekend.

Ster Kinekor Entertainment, the distributor for the film is very happy with the excellent performance of the film over the opening weekend. "We believe that the success at the box office will increase during the school holidays that is around the corner.  Feedback from the public has been overwhelmingly positive," says Pieter Geldenhuys, Executive Marketing Manager of Ster Kinekor Entertainment.

The team behind the film is very thankful for the support of South Africans, especially towards the first 27 500 people that went to see the film over this past weekend.  These theatre goers contributed directly to the opening weekend figure of R1,358,075.00.

Leon van Nierop’s reaction after he heard about the opening weekend figure was: "I am very pleased that the story still talks to South Africans and that they are extremely positive about it.  Quentin Krog surely took Afrikaans film to a new level."

Producer, Danie Bester added: "It is a great honour when the public reacts in such a positive manner.  The feedback is fantastic and I would like to encourage everyone out there to go and experience Ballade in a theatre near you."

The team is also very thankful towards the media and the public for the positivity surrounding the film.  Ongoing support will ensure a long life span at the box office and contribute towards the incredible success story of this proudly Afrikaans film.

Ballade vir ‘n Enkeling features the likes of Donnalee Roberts, Rolanda Marais, Armand Aucamp and Jacques Bessenger.  It is based on the iconic 80’s TV series and has been retold with a new and fresh approach to the legendary tale.  The story centres around a journalist who reveals the truth about the disappearance of a popular writer.

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