…Made N36million In Opening Weekend – Mo Abudu
Nollywood movies continue to make remarkable runs at Nigerian cinemas.
According to an Instagram post by EbonyFilms head, Mo Abudu, Kemi Adetiba‘s The Wedding Party now holds the record for the biggest weekend opening after making N36million in cinemas across Nigeria.
Widely-anticipated film, The Wedding Party finally opened in Nigerian cinemas on Friday, December 16, 2016.
The Wedding Party is a 2016 Nigerian romantic comedy/drama directed by Kemi Adetiba. It follows the shenanigans that go on during the planning of a wedding in Nigeria. Dunni a 24-year-old art gallery owner and only daughter of her parents, Engineer Bamidele and Mrs Tinuade Coker, is about to marry the love of her life, IT entrepreneur Dozie the handsome son of Felix and Obianuju Onwuka.
The movie features a star-studded cast lineup which includes Adesua Etomi, Richard Mofe Damijo, Banky W, Ireti Doyle, Kunle Idowu, Hafiz Oyetoro, Ali Baba, Sola Sobowale and more.
It will be recalled that “A Trip to Jamaica”, the most recent movie by popular Nigerian comedian and filmmaker, Ayo Makun aka AY, has broken the record previously held by his “30 Days in Atlanta” movie to become highest grossing Nollywood/Hollywood movie in Nigerian cinemas.
An excited AY also shared the news with his teeming Instagram fans.
He wrote, “The movie has beaten the box office revenues of all the big budget Hollywood Titles released in 2016 here in Nigeria. This includes Batman Vs. Superman, Captain America, Suicide Squad, London Has Fallen, Gods Of Egypt, Transporter, Doctor Strange, Tarzan, Magnificent 7, and Central Intelligence. Thanks to you all for going to the cinemas to see Nollywood movies.”
According to the Executive Director of Filmone Distribution, Moses Babatope, the movie has raked about N168 million revenue at the box office.
He said that the movie has also set a new benchmark in Nollywood as the first film to hit N35m in its first weekend and the first film to hit N62m in its first week.
“The movie is currently the fastest film to generate N100m in 17 days, and the fastest film to generate N150m in six weeks,” he said.