Hollywood Films Accounted For 72.4% Of Nigerian Box Office Revenues In August- Exhibitors

On Tuesday, the Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN) revealed that the top five highest-grossing films in Nigerian cinemas in August were Hollywood films.

Ope Ajayi, CEAN’s national president, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen.

He said the five Hollywood movies generated N378m from tickets sold across cinemas in the country in August.

Ajayi said the figure represented a 28 per cent increase compared to N294m realised in August 2021.

He, however, said there was a 19 per cent decline in tickets sold in August, as generated N471m in July.

“The 37 films shown in August realised over NGN378 million at the box office. 13 Hollywood films accounted for 72.4 per cent while 16 Nollywood films made a little over 22 per cent.

He said the figures bring its lifetime revenue at Nigeria’s box office to over N350 million, as of 31st August,” he said.

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