EbonyLife Movies’ Chief Daddy continues to confound trade observers with its record-breaking cinema run, within the midst of a crowded Christmas vacation film schedule. On Boxing Day, 26th December, the movie amassed a staggering N22,245,957 – the very best box-office takings for a Nigerian movie in a single day throughout 2018 and one of many highest one-day totals ever. In the identical vein, Chief Daddy garnered an enormous Christmas vacation (December 24, 25 and 26) gross of N50,272,509 – simply wanting the N51.6 million The Wedding ceremony Get together recorded in 2016, however a way behind the Christmas field workplace champion, The Wedding ceremony Get together 2, with N71.four million in 2017.
Constructive opinions from followers have sparked a mad scramble for tickets in Nigeria and Ghana, for the reason that holidays started. Cinemas nationwide and in Accra are reporting sold-out reveals all week lengthy, with some screenings promoting out hours earlier than their begin instances. Many cinemas have resorted to rising the variety of reveals to deal with the demand, with as much as eight per day at some areas in Lagos.
The Niyi Akinmolayan movie opened in cinemas on Friday, December 14th and has maintained the primary place for native motion pictures since then, regardless of competing with a powerful lineup of vacation releases. In its opening weekend, the film offered N41.6 million value of tickets, making it the second-highest opening weekend for a Nollywood film this 12 months and the third-highest opening weekend for a Nollywood film in historical past.
Together with Hollywood superhero blockbuster Aquaman, Chief Daddy is the ‘must-see film’ for the vacations. It continues to obtain a outstanding 96% approval score from Google customers and many glowing opinions from excited viewers. That is the fifth consecutive primary film for EbonyLife Movies, following Fifty, The Wedding ceremony Get together, The Wedding ceremony Get together 2 and The Royal Hibiscus Resort.
Chief Daddy is exhibiting in cinemas throughout Nigeria and in Accra, Ghana.