Kemi Adetiba (@kemiadetiba) is one happy movie producer at the moment as King of Boys (@kingofboysmovie) has left the street to rule the Nigerian cinema world.
Listed among the top ten movie reigning at the cinemas, according to data provided by the Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria, King of Boys, Lionheart, Mary Poppins returns, Mortal Engines and Grinch completed the list as Aquaman, Chief Daddy, Bumblebee, Animated Spider-Man and God Calling sit comfortably in the top five.
The Group Executive Director, Filmhouse Cinemas, Moses Babatope, said that King of Boys has accounted for 45 per cent of the market share since it opened.
To this end, Kemi Adetiba has taken to her Instagram page to thank the cinema goers for the show of love.
In her words:
“KOB is the gift that keeps on giving, and that gift is for sure more than the numbers it has made and will make in the future.
“The way you guys EMBRACED this film was uncanny, and we are so SO GRATEFUL.
“You guys gave me my own “Black Panther” moment. I will never forget this time.
“No matter how many more films I make, I will forever remember and be grateful for the way you guys championed for us when @kingofboysmovie came out. THANK YOU!!! 🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬
“But as they say, On to more!!!!! Make sure you catch @kingofboysmovie in it’s FINAL cinema run this week.”
Out of a total of N359m in cinemas between December 21 and 27, Aquaman grossed N168,434,137 and Chief Daddy grossed N101,979,343, while King of Boys with others shared the rest during that period.