Leon Schuster’s Mad Buddies takes in R4.5 million (Gross) in its opening weekend in SA

Leon Schuster’s latest box office release, Mad Buddies, has been well received by local audiences, taking in a staggering R4.5 million (Gross) in its opening weekend (Friday 22 June – Sunday 24 June).

The result makes Mad Buddies the biggest ever 3-day opening weekend for a Schuster film, beating the likes of Mr Bones 1 and 2, Mama Jack and 2010’s smash hit Schuk’s Tshalabala’s Survival Guide to South Africa over the Friday to Sunday opening weekend period.

Mad Buddies, the 14th outing from the legendary filmmaker, tells the story of sworn enemies, Boetie (Schuster) and Beast, played by Kenneth Nkosi (Jerusalema, Tsotsi, White Wedding), who are forced to embark on a road trip as unwitting subjects of a new TV reality show, devised by a gorgeous TV Producer, Kelsey, played by Tanit Phoenix (Spud,Straight Outta Benoni). On camera, with the whole of South Africa in on the joke, the pair comes unstuck at every stage of this hilarious journey until they discover that they have been conned and join forces to exact revenge.

Mad Buddies also stars long-time Schuster collaborator Alfred Ntombela as Mr Mda, the Minister of Tourism, is Directed by Gray Hofmeyr and Produced by Helena Spring. It is currently available in cinema’s nationwide.

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