As we go into the new year let us take a moment to look at the the highest grossing movies in Nigeria of 2016.
- The Wedding Party -FilmOne Nollywood – N203 million
- A Trip to Jamaica – FilmOne Nollywood – N178.5 million
- Batman vs Superman- Warner/ Crimson- N140 million (Estimated)
- Captain America – Marvel/ Disney/ Crimson – N119 million (Estimated)
- Suicide Squad – Warner/ crimson- N116 million (Estimated)
- London Has Fallen – Independent/ Okhma – N90 million (Estimated)
- Doctor Strange- Marvel/Disney/Crimson – N85 million (Estimated)
- Gods of Egypt- Independent/ Okhma- N80 Million (Estimated)
- Mechanic Ressurection- Independent/Okhma – N75 million (Estimated)
- 76- Silverbird Nollywood – N72 million (Estimated)
From these figures its great to see that Nollywood movies like The Wedding Party and A Trip to Jamaica (personally not a fan of it) and 76 make the table. It comes as no surprise that Marvel films Captain America : Civil War and Doctor Strange were big hits in Nigeria. What comes as a massive surprise is the fact that Batman v Superman : Dawn of Justice finished above Marvel’s effort. Looking at the table Nigerian comedies and hollywood superhero and action flicks are king in the Nigerian box office. Let us hope that this coming year we see a more varied table and more Nollywood films making the cut.