‘Bones’ rolls ‘Harry’

World Brief

Local comedy “Mr. Bones” has narrowly beaten worldwide phenom “Harry Potter” at the box office in its opening weekend in South Africa.

“Mr. Bones” scooped 2.97 million rand ($271,521) on 87 screens against “Harry’s” $270,357 on 88, according to distrib United Intl. Pictures.

The $4 million pic, conceived by, co-written by and starring comedian Leon Schuster, the territory’s most successful filmmaker, follows a white boy who grows up to be a witch doctor.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety