Nigerians spent a total of N3,124,026,959 billion to watch box office movies in cinemas across the nation, during the first half of the year.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the figures are according to data provided by cinemas and gathered by the Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN).
The movies maintained their positions until the fourth week when Glass debuted at number one with Aquaman, Chief Daddy, and Up North all falling one position below respectively, which led to combined earnings of N91 million.
NAN reports that earnings remained low for February, making it the lowest-grossing month with a total of 291,843,044 million Naira, with Alita, Cold Pursuit, What Men Want, Escape Room and The UpSide, all competing and alternating positions during the month of February.
By March, viewership picked up steadily and the earnings were almost doubled from that of February leading to a total of N435 million.
What Men Want, Alita, Hire A Woman, She Is, Us and Babymamas enjoyed a relatively good run in March but a chunk of the earnings and viewership went to Marvel’s flick, Captain Marvel.
At the beginning of April, HellBoy, Shazam!, Little and Us continued to share the top spot with Captain Marvel until the release of the much anticipated Avengers: Endgame.
NAN also reports that with Avengers: Endgame, earnings from April climbed from N187 million in its third week to N343 million in its final week.
The month, which is the highest-grossing in 2019, closed with estimated total earnings of N735 million due to major boost from Avengers: Endgame.
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In May, there was a massive dip in earnings similar to that experienced in February. With ‘Endgame’, ‘The Intruder’ and ‘Longshot’, it earned a total of N368 million Naira.
June opened with 162 million, but closed with N101 million, leading to a total earning of N577 million.