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Jason Statham’s “Beekeeper” Starts February Box Office With Sweet N48.96m Opening Week

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The Beekeeper dazzles with an impressive debut, raking in N48.96 million during its opening week this February

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During its highly anticipated premiere week, David Ayer’s “The Beekeeper” made a significant impact at the box office, earning an impressive N48.96 million for its opening 7 days across 58 locations nationwide.

The film claimed the top spot, closely followed by “A Tribe Called Judah” and “Meeting Funmi’s Parents,” which had notable weekend openings totalling N14.88 million.

“The Beekeeper” is an  American action thriller directed by David Ayer and written by Kurt Wimmer. The star-studded cast includes Jason Statham, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Josh Hutcherson, Bobby Naderi, Phylicia Rashad, and Jeremy Irons.

The storyline follows a “Beekeeper” operative as he embarks on a relentless quest for vengeance against those responsible for his landlady’s tragic demise, caused by losing her charity’s funds to a phishing scam.

Key Background

David Ayer, is a prominent American filmmaker recognized for his gritty crime dramas set in Los Angeles, often exploring themes of gang culture and police corruption. Renowned for his screenplays for acclaimed films such as “Training Day” (2001), “The Fast and the Furious” (2001), and “S.W.A.T.” (2003), Ayer has also made a mark as a director with works including “Harsh Times” (2005), “Street Kings” (2008), “End of Watch” (2012), “Sabotage” (2014), and “The Beekeeper” (2024).

Notably, he ventured into the superhero genre with the DC Extended Universe film “Suicide Squad” (2016), followed by the urban fantasy “Bright” (2017) for Netflix. Ayer has established fruitful collaborations, notably with actor Shia LaBeouf, spanning from the World War II drama “Fury” (2014) to the crime thriller “The Tax Collector” (2020).

Additionally, he shares a longstanding creative partnership with his friend Cle Shaheed Sloan, who has appeared in several of Ayer’s films.


Some Other Titles To Expect This February

Bob Marley: One Love

“Bob Marley: One Love” is an upcoming American biographical musical drama helmed by director Reinaldo Marcus Green and penned by a team including Green, Terence Winter, Frank E. Flowers, and Zach Baylin, with Winter and Flowers contributing to the story.

The film chronicles the life of legendary reggae icon Bob Marley, tracing his journey from obscurity to global fame until his passing in 1981. Leading the cast is Kingsley Ben-Adir portraying Marley, with Lashana Lynch embodying Rita Marley and James Norton as Chris Blackwell. Paramount Pictures is set to release the film theatrically on February 14, 2024.

All Is Fair In Love

Scheduled for release on February 14, 2024, “All is Fair in Love” revolves around the tale of two friends and business partners, portrayed by Timini Egbuson and Deyemi Okanlawon, who become entangled in a love triangle upon both developing feelings for the same woman.

South African actress Buhle Samuels takes on a leading role in the film. Joining the ensemble are notable actors such as Adedimeji Lateef, Juliet Ibrahim, Ireti Doyle, Venita Akpofure, and Timilehin Bamtefa, among others.

Madame Web

“Madame Web” is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Produced by Columbia Pictures and Di Bonaventura Pictures in collaboration with Marvel Entertainment, the movie is set to be the fourth instalment in Sony’s Spider-Man Universe (SSU).

Directed by S. J. Clarkson, the screenplay is co-written by Clarkson alongside Claire Parker, Matt Sazama, and Burk Sharpless. The film stars Dakota Johnson as the titular character, Cassie Webb, with Sydney Sweeney, Celeste O’Connor, Isabela Merced, and Tahar Rahim in supporting roles. “Madame Web” follows Cassie Webb as she grapples with her past while endeavouring to protect three young women and their futures from a formidable adversary.

Distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing, the film promises an enthralling exploration of superhero lore and personal redemption. To be released on the 14th of February

In Summary

As the first week concludes, there is eager anticipation to see how “The Beekeeper” will fare in the following weeks, particularly with the arrival of other upcoming movies in the box office lineup.


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