Popular Nollywood Actor Femi Adebayo has revealed that his latest offering titled: “King of Thieves,” known as Agesinkole, has generated over US$409 451 in its first three weeks at the cinema.
According to actor Adebayo Salami, the movie, which cost him several dollars to produce, has made over US$103 567 in three days at its first opening at the cinema, even with the Ramadan period.
The movie producer and actor indicated that the plan was to leave the movie at the cinema for more than two months, where it was predicted to make not less than US$481 707.
He added, “In the history of Nollywood, no film has ever made US$103 567 in just three days of opening in cinema. That amount is what other movies make in three months.
“The film has paved the way for many providers and producers that are producing indigenous content.”
According to Adebayo, the film took him more than a year to produce and was an enormous success, and that he least expected this great acceptability of the work.
He also mentioned that the movie was his first traditional film and that it has always been his dream to produce indigenous content.
Adebayo said, “The aim was to do a big film that will remind people of the beauty of Yoruba culture, and I waited for the right time to create it.
He further talked about the challenges he faced during the movie’s production and said he had to embark on an exhaustive research of Ifa as a Muslim.
He added that finding a location to shoot the film took them a long time.
The film features Adedimeji Lateef, Aisha Lawal, Broda Shaggi, Femi Adebayo, Ibrahim Chatta, Mr Macaroni, Odunlade Adekola, Toyin Abraham Ajeyemis and Peju Ogunmola.