Chief Daddy Nollywood Movie Sells N42Million Cinema Tickets In First Opening Weekend, Takes Momentum From King Of Boys
In its first opening weekend, MO Abudu’s December film, Chief Daddy sold a whopping N42million worth of tickets at the Nigerian box office, making it the 3rd highest earner for any Nollywood film.
Since 2015, EbonyLife’s feature film releases have all smashed the box office in all their opening weekends, especially the December movies. Topping all the hype from its predecessors, Chief Daddy knocked out The Wedding Party from it’s N36 million opening weekend box office to nab the 3rd biggest opening weekend in Nollywood, after Merry Men and The Wedding Party 2.
Most of the feature films produced by EbonyLife have the same formula – a cast featuring every big name in Nollywood, a massive Owambe, unending teasers and a sprinkle of comedy. Chief Daddy fits the bill, and it is no surprise that it knocked out Creed II and Mortal Engines to become the number one film in Nigerian cinemas this week.
The film director Niyi Akinmolayan reveals that Chief Daddy is the 5th consecutive Ebony Life film to earn the number one position following Fifty, The Wedding Party Franchise and Royal Hibiscus Hotel.
Although box office numbers for Nollywood movies are mostly based on press releases from production companies, EbonyLife undoubtedly has the formula for making raved Nollywood films.
If you haven’t watched this new flick, take a look at the trailer below