Roepman cashes in at SA box office

2011-08-10 10:32
Laetitia Pople
Cape Town – Roepman was crowned the fourth most popular Afrikaans movie in South Africa after 72 100 tickets were sold countrywide.

Roepman will also be the first Afrikaans film to be released on Blu-Ray. It will be available for DVD rental on August 22, and for sale on September 9.

The producers of Roepman, Sallas de Jager and his father Piet, are already working on their next film titled Verraaiers, a war drama that's set during the Anglo-Boer War.

Roepman director Paul Eilers is already onboard along with actor Deon Lotz in the lead role.

Three of Katinka Heyns' movies - Fiela se Kind, Paljas and Die Storie van Klara Viljee - are in the top five of Ster Kinekor's list of most popular Afrikaans films.

The top movies are as follows:

1. Fiela se kind (1988)
Director: Heyns
Earnings: R3.94m

2. Jakhalsdans (2010)
Director: Darrell James Roodt
Earnings: R3.387m

3. Paljas (1998)
Director: Heyns
Earnings: R2.483m

Die storie van Klara Viljee (1992)
Director: Heyns
Earnings: R2.483m

4. Roepman (2011)
Director: Paul Eilers
Earnings: R2.483m

5. Agter Elke Man (1990)
Director: Franz Marx
Earnings: R1.765m

6. Getroud Met Rugby (2011)
Director: Cobus Rossouw
Earnings: R1.421m

7. Susanna van Biljon (2010)
Director: Samuel Bayer
Earnings: R1.4m