The Biggest Movie Releases in South Africa this week

After a couple of weeks jam-packed full of public holidays and movie releases, things have finally started to quieten down.

These are the biggest movie releases this week:

Mike and Dave need Wedding Dates

Age restriction: 16 DLNS

Run time: 99 min

Starring: Zac Efron, Anna Kendrick, Adam Devine, Aubrey Plaza 

Directed by: Jake Szymanski


Hard-partying brothers Mike and Dave place an online ad to find the perfect dates for their sister’s Hawaiian wedding. Hoping for a wild getaway, the boys instead find themselves out-hustled by the uncontrollable duo.


Age restriction: 13 SV

Run time: 80 min

Starring: Alison Botha, Christia Visser, Zak Hendrikz, Francois maree, De Klerk Oelofse

Directed by: Uga Carlini


Raped. Disemboweled. Nearly decapitated. Dumped on the outskirts of a nature reserve, dead…or so they thought. She needed a hero that night, so that’s what she became. This is Alison’s tale. A tale of monsters, miracles and hope.

Pete’s Dragon

Age restriction: PG

Run time: 103 min

Starring: Oakes Fegley, Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, Wes Bentley

Directed by: David Lowery


The adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend, Elliott, who just so happens to be a dragon.

Florence Foster Jenkins

Age restriction: PG 13

Run time: 110 min

Starring: Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg

Directed by: Stephen Frears


The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.

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