Highest grossing Nollywood movies

Nollywood is basically the Nigerian version of Hollywood. It is referred to the Nigerian film industry. It covers any made by a Nigerian film studio. The movie could in English, Yoruba, Hausa, Igbo, Itsekiri, Edo, Efik, Ijaw, Urhobo or any of the 300 Nigerian languages. The film industry is divided by marginal ethnic and religious lines, therefore, movies from different regions have different ways of telling story and filming. Nollywood has an annual gross of $590 million and releases about 50 films a week. Even though the revenue is not impressive based on the quantity released, Nollywood films achieve profitability due to low production costs. It costs between $20,000 – $75,000 to produce and will take about a month to produce. The film will achieve profitability within a few weeks. Nigerian films have following from people all over Africa. This is because they cover issues & topics related to a mass audience.

Here are the 10 highest grossing Nollywood movies of all time.

1) The Wedding Party 2 (2017) – $1.3 million (500 Million Naira)

“The Wedding Party 2: Destination Dubai brings us up to date with the newly-married couple who are now expecting a baby. Is reformed bachelor Dozie ready for this? Felix and Obianuju are still working on their relationship but has he given up ‘Small Chops’ for good? Everyone’s favourite character, ‘Tin-Tin’, is up to her usual hilarious antics, while being indulged by her beloved ‘Bam-Bam’. Will crazy best man Sola succeed in getting close to the feisty Yemisi and does Nonso go all the way with Deardre, after that surprise kiss at the end of the last movie. And, of course, there is another wedding. Who will it be this time and why are they all in Dubai?”

2) The Wedding Party (2016) – $1.2 million (450 Million Naira)

“As their big day arrives, a couple’s lavish wedding plans turn into a nightmare that includes exes, fighting parents and uninvited guests.”

3) Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons (2018) – $638,000 (230 Million Naira)

“Remi Martins (Falz the Bad Guy), Amaju Abioritsegbemi (AY the comedian), Ayo Alesinloye (Ramsey Nouah) and Naz Okigbo (Jim Iyke) are Abuja’s most eligible bachelors. And it’s most notorious. They have thriving businesses, palatial homes, fast cars and the attention of women in no short supply.”

4) King Of Boys (2018) – $513,000 (185 Million Naira)

“King of Boys” follows the story of Alhaja Eniola Salami, a businesswoman and philanthropist with a checkered past and a promising political future. She is a pillar of society — loved by many, feared by most, and truly known by a select few. As her political ambitions see her outgrowing the underworld connections responsible for her considerable wealth, she’s drawn into a power struggle that threatens everything she holds dear. To come out of this on top, she will need every ounce of the cunning, ruthlessness, and strategy that took her to the top, as well as the loyalty of those closest to her. But who can she really trust?⁩‭”

5) A Trip To Jamaica (2016) – $494,000 (178 Million Naira)

“AY is at it again with another adventure after his hit movie, 30 Days in Atlanta. Proposing to his girlfriend (Funke Akindele), the tenacious two are of on another adventure filled with action, suspense mystery and fun.”

6) 10 Days in Sun City (2017) – $492,000 (177 Million Naira)

“Akpors is managing a Nigerian beauty pageant contestant. They meet a wealthy CEO who offers them a mouth-watering deal, albeit with an ulterior motive.”

7) 30 Days In Atlanta (2014) – $380,000 (137 Million Naira)

“Akposa won a 30 days holiday for two to Atlanta, Georgia in the USA and decided to take his cousin Richard with him on a hilarious soul searching vacation.”

8) Fifty (2015) – $261,000 (94 Million Naira)

“The pivotal days in the lives of four Nigerian women at the pinnacle of their careers.”

9) Okafors Law (2015) – $249,000 (90 Million Naira)

“Okafor’s Law states that once a man has had a woman, he can have her again at any time, and a believer in the law puts it to a test with past girlfriends over a 21-day period.”

10) The Ghost And The Tout (2018) – $222,000 (80 Million Naira)

“The Ghost and The Tout follows the story of a young lady played by Toyin Abraham who grew up in a Ghetto and met with a ghost after an unfortunate incident that happened to her. Soon her life is thrown into series of dramas that only her can see and understand.”

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