Kagiso Modupe’s debut film, Losing Lerato that premiered last week, has hit number one spot at most Sterkinekor cinemas in Johannesburg.
Losing Lerato is written and produced by actor Modupe. The film is about a young man who takes matters into his own hands by kidnapping his daughter after life, the law and the woman he once loved, separate him from him.
The film occupied number one spot at Ster-Kinekor's Carnival, Sterland, Wonderpark, Rustenburg, Maponya Mall, Newtown Junction and Festival Mall cinemas.
Losing Lerato is also doing well at Nu Metro cinemas in Loch Logan in Bloemfontein, Westgate Mall in Roodepoort, Mams Mall in Mamelodi, as well as at The Gables in Swaziland, among others. According to Box Office, the film had the second-highest tickets sale of all films for the weekend.
The star said he travelled across the country to promote the film and was very glad his hard work finally paid off.
“I did a lot of aggressive marketing and now I’m reaping the fruit of that.
“I’m humbled by the people who went to watch the movie so far,” he said. “It means a lot to me.”
Kagiso said the movie was not just entertainment as it dealt with the issue of custody battles which affected many people.