The AfricaMagic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) 2015 award winning movie, 30 Days in Atlanta, has been acknowledged as the highest grossing movie in the history of Nigeria with N132 million ($696,366) made since its release in October 2014. Ben Bruce, the owner of Nigerian media group, Silverbird, confirmed this in a countdown of the six top grossing movies in the country, where he stated how much they each made.
Within the first one week of its Lagos premiere last year, the movie made about $400,000. And by December 2014, had grossed almost $700,000. Ben Bruce believes the movie could pull as much as $1 million in revenue. “I predict that when the run is complete it would have earned $1 million or close to N200 million.”
Nigeria’s newest money maker
Following its record breaking success in Nigeria’s box office, its producers are keen to repeat such feat in other countries, starting with West African neighbours Ghana. Friday, January 30th, 2015 is the scheduled date for Accra Premiere of ‘30 Days in Atlanta.’ The Red-Carpet event will take place in Silverbird Cinemas in Accra Mall.
There will be further premiers around the world, with the movie set to been seen in cities including Atlanta, Houston, and London.
The major cast and crew of the movie includes top Nigerian actors like Ramsey Nouah, Desmond Elliot, Ada Ameh, and AY, the producer of the movie. The are also two Ghanaian stars in the movie – Majid Michel and Juliet Ibrahim. Popular American actress, Vivica Fox, also made the cut.