Nearly 3, 124, 026, 959 Billion Naira was spent by Nigerians between January and June, 2019, to watch box office movies at Cinemas.
These figures are according to a data provided by Cinemas, gathered by the Cinemas Exhibitors Association of Nigeria.
“Aquaman”, Chief Daddy” and “Up North”, were the top of the chart, at the beginning of the year with estimated combined earnings of 168, 263, 512 million Naira.
The movies held their positions until the fourth week when “Glass” debuted and knocked down “Aquaman”, “Chief Daddy”, and “Up North” to the Second, Third and Fourth positions respectively.
This led to a combine earning of 91.4million Naira, which fell to 77.2million Naira at the end of January with Kelvin’s Hart’s “The Upside” kicking “Chief Daddy” to fourth place.
NAN revealed that February earnings were the lowest, with a total of 2.8 million Naira.
The movies alternated positions in February between ”Alita”, Cold “Pursuit”, “What Men Want”, “Escape Room” and “The Upside”.
In March, viewership picked up and the earnings almost double that of February.
The month with the biggest earning in the first half is April.
In April, the earning stood at 7.1 million due to a major boost from Disney’s “Endgame”.