Nigeria’s box office rakes in N363 million in June, lowest in 2022
In all Nigerian theatres, ticket sales for the month of June was N363 million.
Ope Ajayi, national president of the Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN), who was interviewed by NAN in Lagos, claimed that the increasing rainfall and fuel shortage in June, were responsible for the reduction in movie-going.
Ajayi further expressed confidence that sales in July will surpass those in other months.
“There was a decline in ticket sales comparing the month of May with June, as May had total ticket sales of N653,229,100.00 as against N363,274,99.00 for June.”
“Ticket sales dropped by about 44 percent, with June being the least performing month in 2022 so far. 20 Nollywood films shown in June accounted for 28 percent of total ticket sales. 14 films, Hollywood films accounted for about 70 percent, with ‘Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom’ and ‘Topgun Maverick’ being the major outliers.”
“And comparing ticket sales in June 2022 (N363,274,999.00) with 2021 (N381,993,015.00 ), box office revenue dropped year-on-year by 5 percent for the month of June while attendance dropped by 36 percent.”
“However, with the highly anticipated release of ‘Thor Love and Thunder’, there tends to be a spike in patronage in the month of July. It is exciting to see the mind-blowing box office performance of titles released in June.”
The top five grossing movies in June, according to Ajayi, were “Jurassic World: Dominion,” “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” “Top Gun: Maverick,” “The Lost City,” and “The Perfect Arrangement.”
He stated that ‘Survivors’, ‘Minion: Rise of GRV’, ‘Yahoo Plus’, ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’, ‘Vanity’, and ‘The Gray Man’ are the movies that will be released in theaters in the month of July.
“Money Miss Road,” “Nope,” “Tiger’s Tail,” “Choke,” “League of Super Pets,” and “Hey You” are some additional titles.
“As anticipated, ‘Jurassic World Dominion’ led the park with over N88 million within a date range, to consolidate on the continued monstrous performance of ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’.”
“This month, the train moves to Hollywood again, piloted by Walt Disney and Marvel who are bringing us the fourth instalment of the Thor franchise ‘Thor Love and Thunder’.”