Film hits R15?million at box office

2011-01-13 00:00

SPUD has just passed the R15 million mark at the domestic box office, John van de Ruit, author of the books on which the film is based, announced on www.spud.penguinbooks.co.za in a letter to his fans.

“Yesterday I received news, courtesy of [Spud] producer Ross Garland’s carrier pigeon … The note read: Spud … has passed the R15 million mark at the South African box office with over half a million tickets sold in just six weeks. Frosty Regards. The Producers …”

Van de Ruit thanked movie goers who had watched what he called a film about “a wistful boy with small privates”, adding: “The monumental effort made by so many talented people has been rewarded after all the months and years of agonising, which is a thrill and also a relief.”

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