The Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN) says it recorded total sales of N819 million in January across cinemas within the country.
Its National Chairman, Mr. Ope Ajayi, disclosed this during an interview on Monday in Lagos.
“We had an increase in sales in January with N819,154,913.00. The month was a beautiful one, with 324,408 total admissions at the cinemas. The top five films for the month of January were: “Battle on Buka Street, Ijakumo, Avatar, Black Panther and Plane.” “February promises to be better, with thrilling and action-packed films for the month,” he said.
Ajayi said that the films cinema lovers could watch out for in the month of February included: Titanic remastered, Antman vs. Wasp quantumania, Cocaine Bear, Luther, Die Hard, and Love in a Pandemic.
It appears clear from both CEAN’s current performance levels combined with those expected over the coming months that the Nigerian cinema industry has plenty of cause for optimism going forward despite ongoing challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. It will certainly be interesting to observe how further developments play out over the coming weeks and months.
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