Sunday, 6 January 2019

Yuletide: Nigerians Spent N359 Million In Cinemas

Movie lovers across Nigeria spent a total of N359 million in cinemas between December 21 and 27. This is according to data provided by the Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria and reported on Friday by TheCable.

The five highest-grossing movies in the cinemas during the period were Aquaman, Chief Daddy, Bumblebee, Animated Spider -Man and God Calling.

Aquaman grossed N168,434,137 while Chief Daddy grossed N101,979,343. King of Boys, Lionheart, Mary Poppins Returns, Mortal Engines and Grinch made up the other half of the top 10.

Cinemas across the country recorded N166,996,007 between December 28 and 30. The five highest-grossing movies were Aquaman, Chief Daddy, Up North, Bumblebee and Lionheart during this period.

A total of N682.2 million was spent in cinemas between December 14 and December 30 on movies alone, not including money spent on drinks and popcorn.

As of November 15, Merry Men, a movie produced by Ayo Makun popularly known as AY, was ranked the highest-grossing movie with a total income of N230m.

According to Moses Babatope, the Group Executive Director, Filmhouse Cinemas, King of Boys has accounted for 45 per cent of the market share since it opened while almost 50 per cent of Ghost and the Tout earnings came from south -west, Nigeria.

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