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Nigeria’s Cinema Hits N378m Revenue in August

13 Hollywood films accounted for 72.4 percent while 16 Nollywood films made a little over 22 percent.

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The Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN) reported on Tuesday that ticket sales in the nation’s theaters in August brought in N378 million.

Ope Ajayi, National President of CEAN, said the amount marked a 28 percent increase over the N294 million realized in August 2021, according to the News Agency of Nigeria.

He, however, said that there was a 19 percent decline in tickets sold in August, as N471 million was generated in July.

“The 37 films shown in August realized over NGN378 million at the box office.

“13 Hollywood films accounted for 72.4 percent while 16 Nollywood films made a little over 22 percent.

He said the top five highest-grossing films in August were: Thur: Love and Thunder, Bullet Train, Beast, Hey you! and League of Surpets.

“Thor: Love and Thunder remained the highest-grossing, with N80 million in the month, which brings its lifetime revenue at Nigeria’s box office to over N350 million, as of 31st August,” he said.

Ajayi said the films to be out in September were: Where the Crawdads Sing, Passport, Symphony, Inside Life, Finding Ireti, The Woman King, Ticket of Life, Ticket of Paradise, and Don’t Worry Darling.

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