Nigeria Cinemas Grossed Over N346 Million In March
The result represents a 45 percent rise over the 189 million realised in March 2021.
By Omotayo Olutekunbi
This was announced on Monday that tickets sales throughout the country generated N346.6 million in March.
Patrick Lee, the National President of the CEAN, revealed this in a Lagos interview with the News Agency of Nigeria.
According to Lee, the result represents a 45 percent rise over the 189 million realised in March 2021.
He also stated that ticket sales increased by 7% in March, from N301.48 million in February.
In the month of March, he ranked the top-grossing films in Nigeria as follows: “The Batman”; “Uncharted”; “The Contractor”; “A Simple Lie” and “Turning Red”.
“For the month of March 2022, we have N346,607,688.00 ticket sales, this is quite encouraging compared to what we had in February, N301,480,148.00.
“The Batman sold the highest number of tickets accounting for 39 per cent of box office revenue for the month of March.
“Comparatively, 2022 has continued to record higher box office revenue than 2021, March shows a 45 per cent improvement from 2021 performance and a 7 per cent growth from February 2022.
“Of the 41 films shown in Nigeria cinemas in the month of March, Hollywood accounted for 75 per cent of revenues despite having only 14 titles,” he said.
I’m Nazzy, Sonic The Hedgehog, Saint Mark, Morbius, Bad Guys, King of Thieves, and Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore were among the films released in April, according to Lee.
The Blood Covenant, Twenty Nine, Ben from Downstairs, The Lost City, Rainy Day, The Man for the Job, Memory and Downtown Abbey: A New Era, and A Hunt for Joe, according to him, are among the others.
“As we say goodbye to the first quarter, we can’t wait to unravel the package for the second, beginning with a promising delivery of Marvel’s new superhero flick, “Morbius”.
“Its trailer suggests a blend of action, sci-fi, thriller, and horror; we are keen to see how moviegoers from our region would respond. Horrors have not realised the best figures at the Nigerian box office,” he said.
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