After twenty-one days at the Nigerian box office, Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom made almost half a billion naira amidst tight competition with local titles.
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With advanced ticket sales of N9.32 million, Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom debuted in 66 cinema locations across the country on the 22nd of December, 2023, the second week of Funke Akindele’s A Tribe Called Judah at the cinema.
The superhero film, produced by DC Studios, Atomic Monster, and the Safran Company, was directed by James Wan from a screenplay by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick. The title is a sequel to the 2018 Aquaman. It stars Jason Momoa, Patrick Wilson, Amber Heard, and Randall Park.
Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom opened at the cinema with N212.87 million, making N75.72 million over the weekend. That week, it ranked as the second movie at the box office after A Tribe Called Judah, which made N377.75 million that week. Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom led titles like Malaika, Ada Omo Daddy, and Migration.
In its second week, the flick made N69.46 million that weekend and N144.90 million in the full week. That week, Funke Akindele’s A Tribe Called Judah broke the record to be the first Nollywood title to make a billion naira at the box office. The local title made N419.91 million.
In week three, Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom’s figure shifted to N441.91 million. Over the weekend, it made N50.67 million and grossed N73.35 million in the full week. Until then, it maintained its position as the second movie at the cinema behind A Tribe Called Judah, leading in front of Malaika, Ada Omo Daddy, and Wonka. That week, Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom were shown in 63 locations.
3 Days – N75.72 million
7 Days – N212.87 million
10 Days – N309.14 million
14 Days – N366.96 million
17 Days – N419.02 million
21 Days – N441.91 million
Top 5 Movies
Here are the top five movies that dominated the cinema in Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom‘s third week at the cinema.
The title made N3.96 million that week. It was in its fourth week. It has made N35.88 million since it got to the box office.
4. Ada Omo Daddy
The title, co-directed by Mercy Aigbe, raked in N24.05 million that weekend, which was its fourth week at the box office. Distributed by Cinemax, it made a cume of N186.07 million.
The Toyin Abraham film, in its third week, made N42.23 million. It has made N247.84 million since it got to the box office.
2. Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom
Distributed by FilmOne, the film made N73.35 million that week.
1. A Tribe Called Judah
The first Nollywood title to make a billion naira made N197.06 million that week, pushing its flash cume to N1,236.18 million.
What Happens Next?
So far, the next few weeks might not pose a significant threat to the performance of Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom as no major title has been announced to be launching at the box office anytime soon.
In the meantime, it might continue to maintain its position behind A Tribe Called Judah.
Amidst the tight competition with local titles like A Tribe Called Judah, Malaika, and Ada Omo Daddy, the bright performance of Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom shows that Nigerian moviegoers are committed fans of DC Studios titles.
In the coming weeks, will the admiration for the superhero title continue? How likely is it to make it to N600 million?
Watch this space as we bring the answers to you.