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Report shows how Nigerians spent N60m on weekend movies

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The catchy and exciting movies from the cinemas in Nigeria is making movie lovers spend a lot in watching these movies.

According to Cinemas Distribution Association of Nigeria (CEAN), between the weekend period of April 12-14, 2019, there was a gross sales of  N60.2 million worth of movie tickets from the top 20 movies that were shown in that period.

CEAN is an association of cinema owners, operators, and managers incorporated by the Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria on February 13, 2018, and is meant to promote and protect the value of cinema exhibition in Nigeria.

It also seems that there is more preference for foreign movies than local ones as the most top five movies was from Hollywood.

The top five were Shazam which had N16.5 million worth of ticket sales, Hellboy had N15.9 million, Captain Marvel had N7.3 million, Tyler Perry’s a Medea family funeral had N3.9illion and Breakthrough had N3.3 million

Shazam is a 2019 American superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name produced by New Line Cinema and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.

The movie which was released on April 5 tells the story of 14-year-old Billy Batson who with a short out of one word transforms into the adult superhero “Shazam”.

Still a kid at heart, Shazam revels in the new version of himself by doing what any other teen would do have fun while testing out his newfound powers. But he will need to master them quickly before the evil Dr. Thaddeus Sivana can get his hands on Shazam’s magical abilities.

Hellboy, also a 2019 American supernatural superhero film is based on the Dark Horse Comics character of the same name was released on April 12.

Based on the graphic novels by Mike Mignola, Hellboy, is caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge.

Captain Marvel is an American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Carol Danvers. Captain Marvel is an extra-terrestrial Kree warrior who finds herself caught in the middle of an intergalactic battle between her people and the Skrulls.

Living on Earth in 1995, she keeps having recurring memories of another life as U.S. Air Force pilot Carol Danvers. With help from Nick Fury, Captain Marvel tries to uncover the secrets of her past while harnessing her special superpowers to end the war with the evil Skrulls. The movie was released on March 8, 2019.

Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral is a 2019 American comedy film written, directed, and produced by Tyler Perry. The movie tells a story of how a joyous reunion in small-town Georgia turns into an unexpected nightmare when Madea, Joe, Aunt Bam, and other family members gather for an anniversary party that turns out to be a sham. Instead of fun and relaxation, Madea and the gang soon find themselves attending an elaborate funeral that doesn’t quite go according to plan.

Breakthrough is based on the inspirational true story of one mother’s unfaltering love in the face of impossible odds. When Joyce Smith’s adopted son John falls through an icy Missouri lake, all hope seems lost. But as John lies lifeless, Joyce refuses to give up. Her steadfast belief inspires those around her to continue to pray for John’s recovery, even in the face of every case history and scientific prediction. From producer DeVon Franklin (Miracles from Heaven) and adapted for the screen by Grant Nieporte (Seven Pounds) from Joyce Smith’s own book, Breakthrough is an enthralling reminder that faith and love can create a mountain of hope, and sometimes even a miracle.

 

BUNMI BAILEY

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