Over N495m was generated from ticket sales across Nigerian cinemas in the month of September.
This is according to the Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN).
Speaking in Lagos, the associstion’s National President, Ope Ajayi, revealed that the cinemas experienced a 48% increase in sales compared to September 2021 and a 31% increase when compared to August 2022.
He explained that N334,071,950.00 was realised from ticket sales across cinemas in September 2021 while N495,324,900.00 was generated in September 2022.
According to him, the top five performing flicks for the month under review include ‘The Woman King’, ‘Passport’, ‘Brotherhood’, ‘Beast and Thor: Love and Thunder’.
”Comparing monthly revenues in 2022 to 2021, September had a 48 per cent increase in performance year-on-year, while against August 2022, box office takings increased by 31 per cent in September 2022.
“The 19 Nollywood films shown in September accounted for 36 percent of box office revenues while 15 Hollywood films contributed 62 percent,” he said.
He listed films expected to be released within October to include: ‘Win or Lose’, ‘Detective Knight Rogue’, ‘Black Adam’, ‘Invaders’, ‘Halloween Ends’, ‘Lyle Lyle Crocodile’ and ‘One for Sarah’.