It is a movie night today and you are probably going to watch a Hollywood blockbuster. What you don’t know is that Nollywood is now on the rise and the movies have a lot of viewership now. The crazy numbers the movies are doing show a lot. Here is a list of the 5 top-grossing Nollywood movies in 2019.
5 Top-Grossing Nollywood Movies (2019)
1. Chief Daddy
Within the first three days of its release in Nigerian cinemas on December 14, 2018, the comedy sold over N40 million worth of movie tickets. It marked the second-highest opening weekend for a Nollywood film in 2018 and the third-highest-ever opening weekend for a Nollywood film, according to FilmOne distribution.
2. Bling Lagosians
Despite only debuting in cinemas on June 16, 2019, this movie is one of the highest-grossing movies of the first part of the year. It topped the box office during the last weekend of June by earning N23 million from 45 cinemas across the country.
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This romantic-comedy opened with N4.9 million and went on to earn N7.9 million in its first week in cinemas. It made another N6.8 million and N2.3 million. Moviegoers spent a total of N17 million by its third week in theatres.
The tear-jerking comedy follows a single dad who falls in love with a single mother, what ensures is a battle for love, family, and friendship. Directed by Oluseyi Asurf and written by Tomi Adesina, Asurf, Ugochukwu Isreal and stars Wale Ojo and Ireti Doyle as the leads. The cast includes Toyin Abrahams, AY, Odunlade Adekola and Ayo Mogaji.
4. The Millions
Moviegoers spent a total of N10 million on this grit-comedy in its first week in cinemas. It earned an additional N2 million in its third week and N545, 700. It grossed a total of N12.5 million. It tells the story of five guys who come together to carry out the biggest heist in the country.
The lead con man is played by Ramsey Nouah, who is supported by Blossom Chukwujekwu, AY Makun, Ali Nuhu, Toyin Abraham and Nancy Isime. The Millions is written by Tunde Apalowo and produced by Chika Lann.
5. “Love Is War”
Despite only coming out on September 27, 2019, this movie has grossed a total of N7 million. This is only for two days! It tells the story of a loving couple, Dr. and Mrs. Phillips, torn apart by their individual governorship ambitions. Viewers watch as things go awry once they become flag bearers of two opposition parties in the state. The lead actors are Richard Mofe-Damijo and Omoni Oboli.