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Cinema goers spent N137m on Nollywood movies, N543m on foreign movies in December 2018

Cinema goers spent N137m on Nollywood movies, N543m on foreign movies in December 2018
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Cinema goers spent N137m on Nollywood movies, N543m on foreign movies in December 2018

Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria, CEAN has released the figures movie watchers spent at the cinema last year December.

Movies made over N600 million for the latter part of the month. However, only N137 million went to Nollywood.

These days, the data show that a lot more Nigerians are going to cinemas. However, most of the money is being spent on foreign movies.

According to the statistics released by the CEAN, Nigerians spent N680 million at the box office in the latter part of December 2018.

While this is proof of the growing cinema culture in the country, it also shows how movies goers prefer international movies to the ones from Nollywood as the latter only made N137.6 million from the 14th - 31st December 2018.

Here is a breakdown of how much Nigerians spent on local films at cinemas

14th to 20th December 2018

  1. Chief Daddy – 76.6 M
  2. King of Boys – 9.3M
  3. Heaven On My Mind – 4M
  4. Lagos Real Fake Life – 1.6M
  5. SMASH – 768,650

Total – N92.4M

December 21st - 27th 2018

  1. Chief Daddy – 101.9M
  2. God’s Calling – 12.5M
  3. Lionheart – 8.7M
  4. Heaven On My Mind 2.6M
  5. Up North - 1.6M
  6. Lagos Real Fake Life - 379,750
  7. SMASH - 77,550

Total – N137.6M

December 28th - 31st 2018

  1. Chief Daddy - 43.1M
  2. Up North - 17M
  3. Lionheart - 6.3M
  4. God’s Calling - 4.6M
  5. King of Boys - 2.8M
  6. Knock Out Blessing - 2M
  7. Power of 1 - 812, 500
  8. Get Married - 797, 182
  9. Heaven On My Mind - 29, 500

Total – N77.7M

What’s your thought? We’re you in the cinema during this period?

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