Nigeria’s box office generate N346.6 million from tickets sold across the country in March

Information reaching glamsquad entertainment desk revealed that Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN) recorded N346.6 million revenue in the month of March.

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The National President of CEAN, Patrick Lee dropped the shocking update while granting an interview in Lagos.

While analysing the development, he revealed that there is a rapid growth in figure which showcased 45 per cent increase compared to 189 million raised last year.

Mr Patrick also explained that N301.48 million was generated in the month of February.

Here is the breakdown of topmost grossing movies in Nigeria in the month of March as captured by glamsquad:

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“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 seven 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.

Mr Patrick also breaks silence on the movies to be out for the month of April.

These includes:

I’m Nazzy, Sonic The Hedgehog, Saint Mark, Morbius, Bad Guys, King of Thieves and Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore.

Others were: 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

“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”.

“It’s 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 concluded.