Matwetwe, which currently sits at number three behind international films Aquaman and Bohemian Rhapsody has enjoyed success in its opening weekend
Matwetwe, created by Diprente and distributed by UIP South Africa has made an impressive R980 762 within its first three days at the local box office when it released on 25 January 2019. The movie which was produced by Tamsin Anderson and is Diprente’s third production following Blitz Patrollie and Catching Feelings, has delivered an amazing R57.7k screen average over 17 exhibitor sites and as a result, it will look at increasing its national footprint within the coming weeks.
Black Coffee, South African multi award-winning record producer and DJ, who also acted as executive producer on the film, had the following to say: “Matwetwe was the best performing SA film this weekend and we are all over the moon. You all made this happen and because of the demand, many more screens are being added on Friday. You all spoke and they listened.”
Celebrated stand-up comedian, actor and writer, Kagiso Lediga, who wrote, directed and produced Matwetwe, shared his views on the amazing opening results: “It goes to show that the market is hungry for this kind of content. We are very pleased.”
If you need more convincing to go watch the movie, let’s break it down for you: MATWETWE (WIZARD) is a coming of age adventure following Lefa and Papi, best friends and recent high school graduates, on the hustle of their young lives. Over the course of an action packed New Year’s Eve in the iconic township of Atteridgeville, the boys try to score a huge deal, dodge a king pin gangster and his violent minions, get the girl and ultimately save their lives in this hilarious escapade.
Here is the trailer below. Make sure you don’t miss this one