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Top highest-grossing cinemas in Anglophone West Africa 2023

Top highest-grossing cinemas in anglophone West Africa 2023

The Nigerian film industry cemented its position as a powerhouse in anglophone West Africa in 2023, according to FilmOne’s year-end box office figures. 19 out of the top 20 cinemas are in Nigeria, highlighting the nation’s unwavering passion for cinema.

Lagos, the country’s bustling economic hub, emerged as the epicentre of the region’s moviegoing experience. Six of the top ten-grossing cinemas call Lagos home, showcasing the city’s vibrant entertainment scene.

Filmhouse Lekki, with six screens, grossed over N475 million in 2023, while Silverbird Ikeja, with five screens, grossed N463.7 in the same year.

Read also: How Hollywood studios performed in anglophone West African cinemas

Here are the highest-grossing cinemas in the region:

Filmhouse Lekki (6 screens) – N475.8 million

Silverbird Ikeja City Mall (5 screens) – N463.7 million

Ebonylife Cinemas (5 screens) – N453.4 million

Kada Benin (5 screens) – N312.8 million

Silverbird Accra Mall (6 screens) – N282.3 million

Filmhouse Surulere (8 screens) – N276 million

Genesis Port Harcourt (8 screens) – N253.3 million

Silverbird Jabi Lake Mall (5 screens) – N251.9 million

Genesis Festival Mall (4 screens) – N244.7 million

Filmhouse Landmark (6 screens) – N240.6 million

According to Filmone, the top 25 sites account for 75 percent of the entire territory’s gross, and Filmone has topped the list of the highest-performing sites for three consecutive years.