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Omoni Oboli’s Love is War Hits N7 Million Weekend Debut + Top 5 Box Office Films

Box Office, Weekend: September 27th -29th

Love is War movie headlined by Cast Stars Omoni Oboli and Richard Mofe Damijo has grossed a decent 7.48 Million Naira (Weekend) at the Nollywood Box Office.

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The film which debut on the 27th of September at the cinemas tells the story of a husband (RMD) and wife (Omoni Oboli) who both win the nominations as gubernatorial candidates of two major parties, hence making the couple contest against each other for the gubernatorial seat of Ondo State.

From what we gathered Dioni visions, a domestic film production company owned by the Oboli’s  teamed up with both inkblot productions and film one for the project and this will be their second time for a partnership. The company formed since 2002 has churned out drama film projects such as Okafor’s Law, Wives on strikes, Being Mrs Elliot etc. and has indeed cemented it’s household name with Nollywood audiences with the badge

“an Omoni Oboli Film”

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The film project  screened in  44 locations total and the release date chosen by the distributors was quite strategic as it made sure it had no domestic or foreign debut competitions. This date gave the Love is War movie a chance to shine at the Box office, else it would have taken a huge hit if it debut alongside Hollywood’s Rambo and Ad Astra movie that was showing for the first week but has since slowed down as first time audiences labeled both films not that recommended.

And then again if it had been released one week after, it would have met the JOKER in a brutal clash that will leave the movie dead in the water in terms of visibility. Marketing was also edged to meet the Nigerian independence celebration date; hence we expect a steep rise for it’s full first week figures (15 million est)

Total Earnings Stand at N8,258,140

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September 27th was the perfect traction date for it’s release date and we will keep a track of the box office earnings here on our Twitter Account *Click Here to Follow Us

Switching gears to what the critics are saying, a couple of them rate the film Average.

Below are the Top Five Film for Last Weekend

  1. Kasonova

KASANOVA is an upcoming movie starring Ayo Makun (Ay Comedian), Ayo Mogaji, Helen Paul, Ireti Doyle, Odunlade Adekola, Toyin Abraham, and Wale Ojo. The movie is directed by Asurf Oluseyi and set to release in Nigerian cinemas on the 13th of September 2019.

The Fojo media production debut Romantic Comedy titled Kasonova at the 3rd week in the cinemas has earned over 17 Million Naira.

  1. Angel Has Fallen

American action thriller  and serves as the third installment of the fallen film series debut back in late august and has grossed 174 million naira at the domestic box office here. It has spent over 6 weeks screening at the cinemas.

  1. Hustlers

Inspired by the viral New York Magazine article, Hustlers follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.

Cliaming the top 3 spot in it’s 3rd-week screenings, Hustler’s  movie has made a total of 43 million Naira.

  1. Love is War

Love is War is a comedy-drama about love, ambition, family and following your dreams. Written by Chinaza Onuzo and directed by Omoni Oboli, is about a couple who run against each other for governor in the same state

casts include Jide Kosoko, Akin Lewis, Bimbo Manuel, Toke Makinwa, Shaffy Bello, Femi Branch, Uzo Osimkpa, Yomi Black, Damilare Kuku and William Benson.

Total  Box Office earnings as at the time of this post stands at 8.25 Million Naira.

  1. Rambo

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