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 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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