Welcome to the latest update on the Nigeria box office, where we delve into the exciting world of film and entertainment.
In this edition, we explore the highest grossing movies of last weekend, capturing the pulse of the audience and highlighting the cinematic gems that have captivated Nigerian viewers.
Join us as we uncover the box office hits that are making waves in Nigeria’s vibrant film industry, showcasing the diverse range of stories and talents that continue to shape the cinematic landscape of the country.
Below are the top 6 highest Grossing Movies in the Nigeria Box Office
Fast X: ₦32. 6M
Fast X (also known as Fast & Furious 10) has raced to the top of the Nigeria box office, claiming the title of the highest grossing movie of the week.
Despite facing a challenging -40% decline in profits, this 2023 American action film directed by Louis Leterrier has captivated audiences and amassed an impressive total of ₦32.6million.
Fast X serves as the sequel to F9 (2021), making it the tenth main instalment and the eleventh overall in the beloved Fast & Furious franchise.
The film features an ensemble cast, led by Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto, and includes notable names such as Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges, John Cena, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jordana Brewster, Sung Kang, Scott Eastwood, Daniela Melchior, Alan Ritchson, Helen Mirren, Brie Larson, Rita Moreno, Jason Statham, Jason Momoa, and Charlize Theron.
In the story, Dom finds himself facing the challenge of protecting his family from Dante Reyes, who seeks revenge for his father’s death and the loss of his family’s fortune.
Spider Verse: ₦28.2M (New)
The thrilling and visually stunning Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse has swung its way to a remarkable achievement in the Nigeria box office, securing the position of the second highest grossing movie of the week.
In its first weekend of release, this eagerly anticipated sequel has amassed a total of ₦28.2 million, captivating audiences with its unique storyline and breath-taking animation.
Directed by the talented team of Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson, Miles Morales takes centre stage once again in this Oscar-winning Spider-Verse saga. After reconnecting with Gwen Stacy, our friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man from Brooklyn is unexpectedly transported across the Multiverse. There, he encounters the Spider Society, a group of Spider-People dedicated to safeguarding the very existence of the Multiverse.
However, when differences arise among these heroic individuals on how to confront a new threat, Miles finds himself in conflict with his fellow Spiders and must embark on a solo mission to protect his loved ones. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse emphasizes the powerful message that anyone can wear the mask, but it is the way one wears it that defines a true hero.
The Little Mermaid: ₦18.7M
In the realm of beloved Disney classics, the enchanting tale of “The Little Mermaid” has captured the hearts of audiences for generations. This timeless story follows Ariel, a young mermaid with an insatiable longing to explore the human world.
Now, Disney is set to weave its magic once more with a spectacular live-action remake, immersing viewers in a fresh and captivating experience. Starring the remarkable talent of Halle Bailey as Ariel, this cinematic masterpiece has amassed a total of ₦18.7 million at the Nigeria box office, despite facing a challenging -41% decline in profits.
Half Heaven: ₦5.4M (New)
Introducing the newly released Nollywood film, “Half Heaven,” a ground-breaking collaboration between Nigeria and Cameroonian cinema.
This remarkable movie has made an impressive impact at the box office, amassing a total of ₦5.4 million in profits. “Half Heaven” tells the story of a pastor who is tasked with bringing the gospel to a perilous community.
Along his journey, he encounters numerous challenges, which he ultimately conquers with the unexpected assistance of a prostitute.
The film boasts an exceptional cast, including Chidi Mokeme, Lilian Mbeng, Lysongo Robinson, Malvis Ann, N.R. Seehofer, Ralph Obi Tambe, Steve Fonkam, and Syndy Emade. Directed by Enah Johnscott, “Half Heaven” made its highly anticipated debut on June 2, 2023, captivating audiences with its unique and thought-provoking narrative.
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 3: ₦2.3M
Despite its highly anticipated release, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,” the 2023 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team, experienced a significant decline in profits at the Nigeria box office.
Making a total of ₦2.3 million, the film faced a staggering -71% decline in profits. Written and directed by James Gunn, the film serves as the sequel to the highly acclaimed “Guardians of the Galaxy” (2014) and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” (2017).
This action-packed installment features an ensemble cast including Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldaña, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Will Poulter, Sean Gunn, Chukwudi Iwuji, Linda Cardellini, Nathan Fillion, and Sylvester Stallone.
In the film’s gripping narrative, the Guardians embark on a crucial mission to safeguard Rocket (Cooper) from the clutches of the formidable High Evolutionary (Iwuji). Although facing a decline in profits, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” continues to captivate audiences with its thrilling superhero escapades and dynamic storytelling.
The Bride Price: ₦1.2M
Despite facing a significant decline in profits, “The Bride Price” has made a notable impact at the Nigeria box office, amassing a total of ₦1.2 million.
This captivating film revolves around a barely educated spare parts dealer who severs ties with his wife’s family after enduring an exorbitant bride price, despite her father’s initial hesitance.
Starring a talented cast including Beverly Ukegbu, FunnyBone, Juliana Olayode, Nkem Owoh, Trinity Ugonabo, and Zubby Michael, “The Bride Price” takes viewers on a journey filled with emotional twists and turns. Directed by Okechukwu Oku, the film skillfully delves into the complexities of culture, family dynamics, and the impact of financial expectations.
Despite its -65% decline in profits, “The Bride Price” remains a compelling cinematic experience that sheds light on the intricacies of traditional customs and their influence on relationships.