Five Fingers for Marseilles grosses R500k in opening weekend
Genre-bending local western film Five Fingers for Marseilles grossed R500 000 in its opening weekend in South Africa.
The film that premiered to rave reviews this past weekend features a star-studded cast of Vuyo Dabula, Hamilton Dhlamini, Warren Masemola, Kenneth Nkosi and Jerry Mofokeng wa Makhethe.
According to industry numbers, the film did 40% better than 2014 local film Hard to Get starring Pallance Dladla and Thishiwe Ziqubu in its opening weekend.
Furthermore it did 34% better than Noem My Skollie – South Africa’s Best Foreign Language entry for the 2016 Oscars – and 32% better that iNumber Number with Sdumo Mtshali, Presley Chweneyagae in the lead.
The film equalled Mandla Dube-directed Kalushi’s opening weekend gross from last year.
Five Fingers for Marseilles follows the story a group of friends who call themselves 'Five Fingers', a ‘gang’ dedicated to protecting their rural town of Marseilles against police oppression.
A life changing incident leads to the character Tau fleeing the town and being on the run for years. He returns 20 years later seeking peace to find the town under new threat.
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