There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home! It’s time to stomp your ruby red slippers this June, because the best cinema experience is right where you want it.
Just cue up a movie on BoxOffice and stream it directly through the DStv platform, using your DStv Explora or Explora Ultra. And instead of braving the cold, the crowds, the popcorn prices, the parking perils, the rush for the loos, and the long road home, you could bask in the warm glow of fresh big screen movies right now, on your own TV.
Read on for this month’s highlights and your quick and easier-than-ever guide making every night Movie Night with DStv BoxOffice… Youth Day, Father’s Day, World Oceans Day, in Pride Month, the school holidays, the Queen’s Jubilee, and whenever else you’re celebrating this June.
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This Youth Day, get the whole family talking about the challenges that South African kids are facing with this heart-breaking film from Losing Lerato director Kagiso Modupe. Thando (Zikhona Bali) is a teen whose life is hanging by a thread after a “Blesser” leaves her pregnant in a community torn apart by gender-based violence, colourism, peer pressure, cyber bullying and poverty traps.
On BoxOffice from Thursday, 16 June
5 Must-See June BoxOffice movies
Death on The Nile
Come for the mystery, stay for the 1930s vintage vibes and Egyptian scenery. Detective Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh) has a whole paddle steamer worth of suspects when murders disrupt glamorous mega-rich couple Linny (Gal Gadot) and Simon Ridgeway-Doyle’s (Armie Hammer) honeymoon on the Nile river.
On BoxOffice from Saturday, 25 June
It’s time to find out why We Don’t Talk About Bruno in this Disney animated movie with songs by Lin Manuel Miranda. The magical Madrigal family are a local legend in their small Colombian village, but when trouble strikes their house, Encanto, the secret to saving it might lie with the only “ordinary” member of the family, Mirabel (voiced by Stephanie Beatriz).
On BoxOffice from Tuesday, 21 June
Humanity is caught up in the millennia-old battle between the 10 superpowered Eternals and their enemies, The Deviants, when that Thanos “un-snap” brings humanity back to life in large enough numbers to spark The Emergence, which heralds the destruction of Earth. Directed by Chloe Zhao (Nomadland), with Brian Tyree Henry, Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek.
On BoxOffice from Sunday, 19 June
Pixar tackles the utter chaos that marks the onset of puberty can bring for girls in this empathetic animation centred on 13-year-old Mei (voiced by Rosalie Chiang), who starts busting out of her teacher’s pet ways and her mother Ming’s (Sandra Oh) control after she finds out that strong emotional outbursts now turn her into a giant red panda.
On BoxOffice from Monday, 27 June
A classic, full-adrenaline Michael Bay action shoot-’em-up. When struggling veteran Will (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) turns to his adoptive brother, career criminal Danny (Jake Gyllenhaal), for help after his wife is diagnosed with cancer, Danny ropes him into his band heist promising a clean getaway and enough money to pay any medical bills.
On BoxOffice from Wednesday, 15 June
All these BoxOffice movies and more are now available to rent and stream directly on now.DStv.com!
It’s the simplified and enhanced BoxOffice – online movie rentals for both DStv subscribers and non-DStv customers.
Get the best with BoxOffice
Line up your snacks, and claim your space and silence, because Movie Night is just a few taps away online. With BoxOffice on now.DStv.com, you’ll find more movies, available for longer, and you can punch your ticket and rent a movie with the tap of a button. Then sit back and stream it.
Your BoxOffice movie will be yours to enjoy for 48 hours, so if 1 of life’s little loadshedding moments happens, you can come right back to it.
You don’t even need to be an active DStv subscriber to enjoy a night at the BoxOffice. Simply register to use BoxOffice online, create your online profile, link up your payment options and you’ll be ready to go.
It does pay to subscribe to DStv, though. Not only do DStv Premium, Compact Plus and Compact viewers pay less than the usual R40 ticket fee per movie – but, thanks to DStv’s free Rewards Programme (which you can manage using the MyDStv App), you could enjoy cool discounts and free movies via BoxOffice.
There’s already an entire catalogue of recent releases available to stream online, with more titles coming every month.
How to rent a movie on DStv BoxOffice
- Go on your DStv Explora or DStv Explora Ultra (remember, your DStv must be connected to the internet)
- Go to now.DStv.com and select movies from the menu
- From the Movies menu, select BoxOffice
- Find the movie you’d like to rent
- Press OK and select Rent Now
- Accept the Terms & Conditions
- Select DStv Account as the payment option
- Wait a few seconds as your BoxOffice rental is processed
- Enjoy your movie!
Also coming to BoxOffice this June
- Dakota on BoxOffice from Wednesday, 1 June
- Dog on BoxOffice from Friday, 3 June
- The Contractor on BoxOffice from Sunday, 5 June
- Through The Glass Darkly on BoxOffice from Tuesday, 7 June
- A Day To Die on BoxOffice from Friday, 10 June
- Marry Me on BoxOffice from Monday, 13 June
- Beurtkrag on BoxOffice from Wednesday, 22 June
- Ted K on BoxOffice from Wednesday, 29 June
How to watch DStv online
Get the DStv App, a free service for DStv customers. With the DStv App, the same channels you watch on your decoder at home are available for you to stream online at https://now.DStv.com/, or using the DStv App on your phone.