Revenues from Cinemas, CD sales, streaming and theatrical screenings outside Nigeria are excluded from the gross.
We at Doronize.com has put together 10 highest-grossing Nollywood movies in Nigeria:
1. A Trip To Jamaica – 178.5 million naria
A Trip to Jamaica is a Nigerian comedy drama film directed by Robert Peters, starring Ayo Makun, Funke Akindele, Nse Ikpe Etim and Dan Davies. The film received mainly mixed to negative reviews from critics, however, it was a huge box office success,
2. 30 days in Atlanta – 137.2 million naira
30 Days in Atlanta is a 2014 Nigerian romantic comedy film produced by Ayo Makun and directed by Robert Peters. The film was shot on location in Lagos and Atlanta. It premiered on 31 October 2014. It has been declared one of the highest grossing film of all time in Nigerian cinemas, although the film was met with mixed to negative critical reception.
3. The weeding party – 450 million naira
The Wedding Party is a 2016 Nigerian romantic, comedy drama film, directed by Kemi Adetiba that premiered on 8 September 2016 at TIFF Toronto and on 26 November 2016 at Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos. The film will be showing on cinemas in Nigeria from 16
4. Half of a yellow sun – 60 million naira
Half of a Yellow Sun is a 2013 Nigerian historical fiction drama film directed by Biyi Bandele and based on the novel of the same name by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The film is a love story that follows two sisters who are caught up in the outbreak of theNigerian Civil War. It stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, Onyeka Onwenu, Anika Noni Rose, Genevieve Nnaji, OC Ukeje and John Boyega. The film premiered in the Special Presentation section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.
5. Last flight to Abuja – 80 million naira
Last Flight to Abuja is a 2012 Nigerian thriller disaster film written by Tunde Babalola, directed and produced by Obi Emelonye. Starring Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Hakeem Kae-Kazim and Jim Iyke. The film which was shot in Lagos, received 5 nominations at the 2013 Africa Movie Academy Awards and won award for the category best film by an African based abroad.
6. Its her day
IT’S HER DAY is a comedy which tells the story of a couple who are about to get married and the class struggle to get an high end wedding by the bride and her family. Bovi Ugboma plays victor, the newly engaged bachelor who takes it upon himself to give his materialistic fiancée, Nicole (Ini Dima-Okojie) a fairy tale wedding .Victor feels the wedding should be simple but Nicole on the other hand wants a blog worthy wedding with top artist present.
7. Mirror Boy
The Mirror Boy is a 2011 Nigerian fantasy adventure drama film written and directed by Obi Emelonye, produced by Patrick Campbell and starring Genevieve Nnaji, Osita Iheme and Edward Kagutuzi. The film which was shot in England and the Gambia, received 3 nominations at the 2011 Africa Movie Academy Awards.
An EbonyLife Films production, “Fifty” was directed by Biyi Bandele, produced by Tope Oshin, and features Omoni Oboli, Ireti Doyle, Dakore Akande, Nse Ikppe-Etim among others.
9. October 1 – 60 million naira
A Kunle Afolayan movie, “October 1” stars Sadiq Daba, Kayode Olaiya, David Bailie, Kehinde Bankole, Kanayo O. Kanayo, Fabian Adeoye Lojede, Nick Rhys, Kunle Afolayan, Femi Adebayo, Bimbo Manuel, Ibrahim Chatta and Demola Adedoyin.
10. Wives on strike – 71.3 million naira
Produced and directed by Omoni Oboli, the movie stars Uche Jombo, Chioma Chukwuka, Ufuoma McDermott, Kehinde Bankole among others.