Nigerians spent N1.2bn in cinemas for July, August
Written by Taiwo Adediran on September 20, 2019
Nigerians spent over one-point-two billion naira in cinemas between July and August, Nigerians spent over one-point-two billion naira watching movies in the cinemas for July and August. The figures are according to data provided by the cinemas and compiled by the Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria.
Following its lead in June, ‘Bling Lagosians’ led the first week of July by raking in thrity-seven million naira. However, it was one of only two Nigerian films in the top 20 movies. The other was Kunle Afoloyan’s ‘Mokalik’ starting the month at number nine while ‘Avengers: Endgame’ sank to 18th position that week.
By the second week, ‘Spiderman: Far from home’ edged ‘Bling Lagosians’ out of the first position. It had a thirty-four per cent decrease in revenue while ‘Spiderman’ earned sixty-four million Naira.
‘Spiderman’ remained on top for the third week, although earnings decreased by 36 per cent. However, general grosses dropped by 20 per cent while ‘Lion King’ debuted for a few days, raking in four million Naira. By the fourth week, ‘Lion King’ had settled in and climbed to number one with one hundred and eight million Naira. ‘Bling Lagosians’ stayed at number three with ‘Mokalik’ at number 13.
Other Nigerian films in top 20 included ‘Rant Queens’ at number eight, ‘The Gift’ at number eleven, ‘Wakill’ at 15 and ‘Coming From Insanity’ at 17.