Nigerian Cinemas Record Growth In Ticket Sales, Generate N346m In March


The Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria, CEAN, has said that it generated N346.6 million from tickets sales in March 2022. This was disclosed by the CEAN’s National President, Patrick Lee, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday.

According to Lee, the figure represented a 45 per cent increase compared to 189 million realised in March 2021.

He also said that there was a seven per cent improvement in ticket sales in March, as N301.48 million was generated in February.

He listed the highest-grossing films in Nigeria in the month of March as, “The Batman”; “Uncharted”; “The Contractor”; “A Simple Lie” and “Turning Red”.

“For the month of March 2022, we have N346,607,688.00 ticket sales, this is quite encouraging compared to what we had in February, N301,480,148.00.

“The Batman sold the highest number of tickets accounting for 39 per cent of box office revenue for the month of March.

Lee also disclosed that of the 21 movies that showed in cinemas for the period, Hollywood accounted for 75 per cent of revenues.

Lee who is optimistic about the revenue for the month of April, named new movies coming to the cinemas as,” I’m Nazzy, Sonic The Hedgehog, Saint Mark, Morbius, Bad Guys, King of Thieves, and Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledor”.

“Its trailer suggests a blend of action, sci-fi, thriller, and horror; we are keen to see how moviegoers from our region would respond. Horrors have not realised the best figures at the Nigerian box office,” he said.

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