According to industry reports, Nollywood’s recent holiday feature title, A Tribe Called Judah by Funke Akindele, has grossed over US$600,000 in two weeks.
The movie grossed a total of US$691,953 at the Nigerian box office. In a social media post, Akindele thanked her fans, the vast swathe of Nigerian film enthusiasts that have remained consistent, splurging on her projects since she first rose to fame as the star of the movie franchise Jenifa.
A Tribe Called Judah hasn’t stopped breaking records since its nationwide cinematic release on December 15, 2023. It recorded an opening weekend gross of US$127,554, the highest the Nollywood industry has registered and is currently the highest-grossing movie for 2023.
Other current box office winners include Ada Omo Daddy by Nigerian actress Mercy Aigbe, released on December 15, 2023, and currently records a gross of US$117,395.
Leading the cast is Omowunmi Dada, who gets engaged to her lover, played by Tayo Faniran. But cross-cultural love gets hit with several obstructions from opposite ends of the family. The drama-filled feature is currently still showing across cinemas nationwide.
Another recorded-breaking title is Malaika by Toyin Abraham, which hit a gross of US$117,733 in eight days since its debut on December 22, 2023. Shedding light on the struggles of infertility in the country, its opening weekend became the second highest in the industry. It is currently one of the top five highest-grossing titles for 2023.