The locally made film starring Khanyi Mbau, Renate Stuurman and Mmabatho Montsho has been met with overwhelming support since its premiere on 19 February.
The Sowetan reports that in its first three days, the movie earned R2 million and and has made R5 287 309 to date.
Directed by Thabang Moleya, the movie is based on Cynthia Jele’s book, Happiness is a Four-Letter Word. Mbau, Stuurman and Montsho play three powerful career women: Zaza, Princess and Nandi – best friends who lead seemingly perfect, normal lives.
Things take a turn when one’s ex-fiance makes a comeback, another’s extra-marital affair faces threats of public exposure, and the third’s perfect boyfriend turns out to be not quite so perfect after all. All this taking place in the fast-paced lives they’re living in cosmopolitan Johannesburg. Their friendship is what gets them through the drama as they continue their pursuit of happiness.
In a statement released on Tuesday, the film’s producers, Junaid Ahmed, Bongiwe Selane and Helena Spring said they’re pleased with the way South Africans are supporting local movies.
“Given that the film is scheduled in cinemas at the same time as four other films that recently won Oscars, we’re pleased that audiences are supporting the South African film. It reaffirms our faith in our audiences who have shown that they will support a South African production that resonates with them,” they said.