Nigeria’s box office rakes in N653m in May 2022 with 12% rise in ticket sales

WorldStage Newsonline– The Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN) on Tuesday said that it generated N653 million from tickets sold across the country in May with ticket sales improving by about 12 per cent when compared with April.

Mr Patrick Lee, National Chairman of CEAN said May was the highest-grossing month in 2022, so far.

He said, “We had total sales of N653,229,100.00 for the month of May 2022.

“21 Nollywood films shown in May accounted for 28 per cent of total ticket sales while 14 films, Hollywood films accounted for about 69 per cent, with “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” being the major outliner.”

Lee noted that the top five highest grossing films in May are: “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”; “King of Thieves”; “Sonic the Hedgehog2”; “The Lost City” and “The Perfect Arrangement”.

He said the films to be released across cinemas in June are: “Ex and Exes”; “Jurassic World:Dominion”; “The Order of Things”; “Flatus”; “Last Seen Alive”; “Light Year”; “Silent Baron”; “Black Phone”; “Elvis” and “Ile Owo”.

“It is exciting to see the mind-blowing box office performance of titles released in May.

“Like we all anticipated, “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” led the park with over N330million to cosolidate on the continued monstrous performance of Nollywood’s rave-of-the-moment, “King of Thieves”. “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” now holds the record of the strongest weekend opening for a post-pandemic release in Nigerian cinemas.

“While “King of Thieves”,  is so far, the highest grossing Nollywood film since “Omo Ghetto the Saga”,” he said.

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