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Eniola Ajao’s Beast of Two Worlds Hits N145 Million

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Eniola Ajao’s Beast of Two Worlds Surpasses 100 Million Mark in Just Five Days, Initiating a Promising Start to April’s Box Office Boom.

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Ajakaju: Beast of Two Worlds is about King Towobola (Odunlade Adekola) who was surrounded by diabolic women, from his wives to his mother (Sola Sobowale).

Faced with the threat of abdicating the throne for not having a male heir, he brought home a strange woman who spelt more trouble for him. It stars Bimbo Akintola, Eniola Ajao, Fathia Balogun, Femi Adebayo, Ibrahim Chatta, Lateef Adedimeji, Mercy Aigbe, Odunlade Adekola, Sola Sobowale.

Directed by  Adebayo Tijani and Odunlade Adekola, the movie is produced by Eniola Ajao in association with Anthill Studio. showing in 62 cinemas nationwide it has crossed 100 million in 7 days making it on the track to becoming the first Nollywood 200m grosser of April 2024.

As of April 2nd, the epic minted N63 million with Godzilla X King: The New Empire following directly behind at N49 million showing at 58 locations nationwide and then Kung Fu Panda at N17 million showing at 58 locations in its 2nd week 


Key Background

Eniola Ajao has made a significant mark in the Nigerian film industry, boasting a remarkable portfolio of over 75 films. Renowned for her dynamic and versatile performances, Ajao’s acting journey began in 2004 with her debut role in the film Ìgbà Aìmọ̀. Since then, she has showcased her talent in various productions, including Eniola, Erin Orin, and Daramola, with standout performances in notable films like The Vendor in 2018. In December of the same year, Ajao took on the lead role in Yeye Alara, further solidifying her position as a leading actress in the industry.

Although she was nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Yoruba-language film at the 2015 Best of Nollywood Awards, Ajao’s accolades extend beyond awards recognition. Her diverse range of roles and consistent delivery have earned her widespread acclaim among audiences and peers alike. Notably,  Ajakaju marks her debut as a movie producer, showcasing her multifaceted talent and dedication to contributing to the Nigerian film landscape.


Top 5: Dune: Part Two

Directed and produced by Denis Villeneuve, this American epic science fiction film is the sequel to Dune (2021) and the second part of the two-part adaptation of Frank Herbert’s novel. Starring Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, and Josh Brolin, among others, it follows Paul Atreides as he leads the Fremen people in a war against House Harkonnen. In its fifth week, it continues to draw crowds in 48 locations, earning 10 million Naira.

Ghost Busters: Frozen Empire

Showing in 57 locations in its second week, this American supernatural comedy sequel stars Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Celeste O’Connor, and Logan Kim. Directed by Gil Kenan, it sees the veteran Ghostbusters teaming up with new recruits to save New York City from a death-chilling god. With a total earning of 105 million Naira, it continues to captivate audiences nationwide.

Kung Fu Panda 4

 In its second week in cinemas across 58 locations, this film follows Po’s journey as he seeks to train a new Dragon Warrior while facing the threat of a wicked sorceress summoning master villains to the spirit realm. Directed by Mike Mitchell and Stephanie Stine, it stars Jack Black, Awkwafina, Viola Davis, and Dustin Hoffman, among others, with earnings totalling 17 million Naira.

Godzilla X King Kong; The New Empire

Directed by Adam Wingard, this American monster film is a sequel to Godzilla vs. Kong and the fifth installment in the MonsterVerse franchise. It stars Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Dan Stevens, Kaylee Hottle, Alex Ferns, and Fala Chen, with Kong and Godzilla teaming up to face a tyrannical leader and a powerful frost-breathing Titan. Showing in 58 locations, it has raked in 49 million Naira.


Beast of Two Worlds (Ajakaju)

 The film tells the tale of a king on the brink of banishment unless he produces a male heir, leading him to marry again and inviting chaos into his realm. Co-directed by Adebayo Tijani and Odunlade Adekola, who also stars as the king, the movie boasts an ensemble cast including Sola Sobowale, Femi Adebayo, Lateef Adedimeji, Mercy Aigbe, Bimbo Akintola, Fathia Balogun, Ibrahim Chatta, Peju Ogunmola, and Olayode Juliana. In less than a week of its cinema release, it garnered an impressive 100 million Naira, showcasing in 62 cinemas nationwide.


In Summary

Beast of Two Worlds is still at the cinemas and is now tracking to hit N200M. Stay Tuned For More Updates.

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