Popular Comedian AY is man of the hour as his movie ‘A Trip to Jamaica’ brokes the record and tops as the highest grossing Nollywood/Hollywood movie in Nigerian cinemas as of today. His first film, ‘3o Days in Atlanta’ was the highest grossing film of 2015 in Nigerian cinemas, beating other Bollywood, Nollywood and Hollywood films.
AY took to Instagram to announce the news, below is what he wrote:
COMEDIAN AY BREAKS HIS OWN ‘30 DAYS IN ATLANTA’ GUINNESS WORLD RECORD WITH ‘A TRIP TO JAMAICA’
The movie has beaten the box office revenues of all the big budget Hollywood Titles released in 2016 here in Nigeria. These includes BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN, CAPTAIN AMERICA, SUICIDE SQUAD, LONDON HAS FALLEN, GODS OF EGYPT, TRANSPORTER, DOCTOR STRANGE, TARZAN, MAGNIFICENT 7 and CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE.
Thanks to you all for going to the cinemas to see Nollywood movies.
The movie, which was released in September was produced by AY and directed by Robert O. Peters.
According to the Executive Director of Filmone Distribution, Moses Babatope, the movie has brought in about N168 million revenue at the box office.
He said that the movie set a new benchmark in Nollywood as the first film to hit N35 million in its first weekend and the first film to hit N62 million in its first week. He added that the movie was currently the fastest film to get N100m – 17 days, and the fastest film to N150m – 6 weeks.
A big Congratulations AY!