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Transformers Rise of The Beast Displaces Fast X, Little Mermaid Near N100M

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This post looks at how moviegoers spent at the cinema during the second weekend of June by tracking the performance and data of the top 3 movies since their debut.

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Last weekend, moviegoers across the country spent a total of N93.94 million on both Nollywood and non-Nollywood titles. This is just a little development to the N93.22 million earned on the first weekend of the month. In the first week, however, a total of N147.74 million was made. While we anticipate what this week’s earnings will be, here is how the top 3 titles earned last weekend.

Top 3 Movies

3. Fast X

The third movie last weekend was Fast X, which made N15.79 million. The title was released on the 19th of May. On the weekend of its release, the title opened with N79.11 million in 65 locations across the country. It ranked as the number one title that week. In the second week, however, the flick fell by 36%, grossing N53.97 million. In the third week, it fell again by 36% to earn N32.56 million. It maintained its first position till that week.

Now in its fourth week, the title fell by 50%, showing in 63 locations. Can we say that Fast X has suddenly lost its grip on the Nigerian market? Or it’s just the case that newer titles that have dislodged it to the third position have better appeal to Nigerians? Remember that the title is the eleventh installment in the Fast and Furious franchise. Has the title overstayed its welcome?

Fast X is written by Dan Mazeau and Justin Lin and directed by Louis Leterrier. It is produced by Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel, Justin Lin, Jeff Kirschenbaum, and Samantha Vincent. 

The movie, which follows the story of Dominic Toretto protecting his family from Dante Reyes, who seeks revenge for his father’s death and the loss of his family’s fortune, stars Vin Diesel, Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez, Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Sung Kang, John Cena, Jordana Brewster, and a host of others.

In Nigeria, the movie has made N270.35 million. Globally, it has grossed $652.75 million.

2. Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse

This computer-animated superhero sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) was the second film at the Nigerian box office last weekend. It’s the second week of the film at the box office, and, in 62 locations, it made N22.74 million. This is a 22% fall from its previous earnings. In its opening weekend, the flick made N28.46 million. It has made N45.25 million in total.

Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse features the Marvel Comics character Miles Morales/Spider-Man, and it is produced by Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation in association with Marvel Entertainment. It is distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing. 

It is directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson. It has grossed $389.9 million worldwide.

1. Transformers: Rise of The Beasts

The title debuted last weekend, and with N35 million opening figures, it knocked off Fast X from the number one spot. The flick was released in 63 locations across Nigeria, and it is being distributed by Silverbird Film Distribution.

Transformers: Rise of The Beasts is a sci-fi action title based on Hasbro’s Transformers toy line, primarily influenced by the Beast Wars storyline. It is the seventh instalment in the Transformer live-action series. It is written by Joby Harold, Darnell Metayer, Josh Peters, Erich Hoeber, and Jon Hoeber and directed by Steven Caple Jr. The film is a standalone sequel to Bumblebee (2018) and a prequel to Transformers (2007).

It has grossed $170.5 million worldwide.

In Summary

 None of the top 3 films at the Nigerian box office last weekend happened to be Nollywood titles.

Would this mean that Hollywood might dominate Nollywood again in the month of June? Well, we cannot be too sure just yet.

It’s Id el Kabir month, and we cannot wait to see the surprises in the bag.

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