The Nigerian Box Office generated N471 million from tickets sold across the country in the month July.
This according to the National Chairman of Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN), Ope Ajayi.
He said there was an increase in revenue generated in July wgen compared with that of June, as well as comparing revenue in July 2021 with July 2022.
“The box office got total revenue of N471,679,856.00 for July, an increase from what we had in June N363,274,999.00; this is encouraging.
“However, comparing July’s revenues for 2021 and 2022, cinemas gained 5% increase.
“August looks to feature strong Nollywood titles alongside Bullet Train, hence, cinemas anticipate a strong build-up to the fourth quarter,” he told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in an interview in Lagos.
Ajayi noted that the top five highest-grossing films in July were: Thor: Love and Thunder, Minions 2:The Rise of Gru, Jurassic Work: Dominion, Ile Owo and Top Gun: Maverick.
He listed the movies to be released into the cinemas for the month of August as: Runner, Bullet Train, Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank, Cold, Akoni, Beast, The Set-Up 2, Rubucon,
Others include: The Stranger I Know, Dragon Ball Super: Superhero, The Invitation to Hell, All or Nothng, Big Trip 2: Special Delivery, Nope, Hammer and Obara’m.