-Targets N100 million this yultide
The record -breaking commercial success of 30 Days in Atlanta -a recent movie produced by top comedian Ayo Makun (AY) -gives him a sense of accomplishment. Stating this in a phone chat with ENCOMIUM Weekly on Saturday December 20, 2014, the showbiz mogul who declined further comments, said the credit goes to the cast and crew as well as fans who are paying to see the romantic comedy.
30 Days In Atlanta was on Friday, December 19, 2014 announced as Nollywood’s highest -grossing cinema movie of all time, after it amazingly grossed N76 million in 7 weeks of showing on cinemas across Nigeria.
The announcement was made at Silverbird Galleria) by Guy Bruce, the Director, Silverbird Distribution Company, at a special reception to celebrate the cast and crew of the movie.
“That it is N76million is quite impressive for a Nollywood film, and we are so proud of AY. We hope he does more movies.”
“30 Days in Atlanta is still in Cinemas, and if we extrapolate our data judging by exit polling from cinema guests, performance and screen the movie might well gross over N100 million after Christmas,. Moses Babatope Executive Director, Filmmhouse Cinemas said.
Also reacting to the feat AY was quoted as saying,
“What else can I add?” I will just say ‘thank you’, to God; to the Cast, to the Crew, and those who go to the Cinemas to see 30 Days in Atlanta – this history is theirs”.
30 Days in Atlanta is the first Nigerian movie to rake in N76 millions seven weeks.
Through The Glass, a movie by Stephanie Okereke grossed N10 million in 2008 while Figurine by Kunle Afolayan grossed N20 million. Half Of A Yellow Sun by Chimanda Adiche grossed 60 million. October 1st which was also produced by Afolayan made N50 million, according to estimates provided by Uwem Jacobs, the West Africa Agent for United International Pictures, South Africa.
ABOUT 30 DAYS IN ATLANTA
The comic movie shot in Lagos and Atlanta Georgia, US is about the legendary Akpos who wins a 30-day holiday for two, to Atlanta. He takes his cousin (Richard), an IT specialist on the all-expense paid trip. Akpos In Atlanta is an adventurous love story – spiced with lots of action and hilarious moments. It paints, in beautiful colours, the hugely popular (and social media trending) Akpos character which was created from the AY Show’s Who Wants To Be A Billionaire hilarious skits. Right from Warri until he lands in Atlanta, Akpos displays his unique personality, showing-off his smartness and foolishness in an exciting mix of rhetoric and witty humour. An impromptu social commentator and self-appointed psychologist, Akpos finds relevance in everything and everyone around them.In Atlanta, Akpos meets three very peculiar people: Uncle Wilfred, a friend and self-acclaimed oil firm employee, and lots of ‘Fellow Nigerians’.Soon, he begins to enjoy his stay in Atlanta. His Warri accents and instincts almost turn him into a Hollywood celebrity.Akpos would have his high and low moments. He would fall in and out of love. He would break hearts and get heartbroken himself. He would make mistakes. It is his triumphs and comic instinct that is celebrated in Ayo Makun’s multiple award winning 30 Days in Atlanta.
Directed by Robert Peters and produced by Ayo Makun, 30 Days in Atlanta parades movie super stars in Hollywood and Nollywood. The cast is quite intimidating…
- Ayo Makun
- Vivica A. Fox
- Lynn Whitfield
- Karlie Redd
- Kesse Jabari
- Richard Mofe Damijo
- Desmond Elliot
- Racheal Oniga
- Ada Ameh
- Yemi Blaq
- Omoni Oboli
- Juliet Ibrahim
- Majid Michel
- Ramsey Nouah.