AY’s ‘Christmas In Miami’ Hits N100.7 Million In Its First Week At The Box Office
According to numbers published by the Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria, the comedy film grossed N100,695,675 in its first 7 days.
By Omotayo Olutekunbi
Christmas in Miami, the newest film in comedian Ayo Makun’s Akpos franchise, has earned N100.7 million in its first week at the box office.
According to numbers published by the Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria, the comedy picture grossed N100,695,675 in its first seven days (CEAN).
Since its December 24, 2021 release, the film has been played in 61 venues and seen by over 49,000 people.
The film had the biggest opening week of any Nollywood film this year, finishing second only to Disney’s Spider-Man: No Way Home, which closed its second week in Nigerian theaters with a 7-day gross of N172.3 million, and a total gross of N451.4 million.
The Play Network Studios nostalgia project Aki and Pawpaw ended third in the box office this week, with N29.7 million for a total of N80.4 million after two weeks of showing.
Following 30 Days in Atlanta, A Trip to Jamaica, and 10 Days in Sun City, Christmas in Miami is the fourth part in the Akpos film series.
AY has five films on the Top 15 list of biggest grossing Nollywood films of all time, with Merrymen: The Real Yoruba Demons (N235.6 million) and Merry Men 2: Another Mission (N234.5 million).
With its initial week performance, Christmas in Miami has already climbed to 19th place, and it will be aiming for the heights of Funke Akindele’s Omo Ghetto: The Saga, which became the highest earning Nollywood film of all time with a total box office return of N636.1 million this year.
Following a December 25, 2020 release, Omo Ghetto grossed N98.5 million in its first week.
AY, Richard Mofe-Damijo, and Osita Iheme feature as a family participating in the Intercontinental Christmas Fiesta on an exotic island near Miami against other families from various origins.
International talents John Amos, Manoj Chandra, Tanya Price, Barry Piacente, Sterling Royston, and others appear in the film, which is directed by Robert Peters.
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