30 Days in Atlanta Movie By AY comedian grosses N76million, Within seven days of release in cinemas across the country, 30 Days In Atlanta, a feature film directorial debut of comedian Ayo Makun, aka AY, is said to have attained an unusual feet, grossing N76million. Director, Silverbird Distribution Company, Guy Bruce, who made the announcement at a special reception to celebrate the cast and crew of the movie, praised the filmmaker to high heavens. “That it is N76million is quite impressive for a Nollywood film, and we are so proud of AY. We hope he does more movies,” he said.
He disclosed that Through The Glass by Stephanie Okereke which opened the floodgate of Nollywood films in the cinemas, was estimated to have grossed N10million in 2008, while Figurine by Kunle Afolayan, grossed N20million. Ije, by Chineze Anyiane, he said grossed 57million in 2010, while Chimamanda Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun grossed 60million, and Kunle Afolayan’s October 1, N50million.
The box office estimates, he said were provided by Uwem Jacobs, the West Africa Agent for United International Pictures, South Africa. “30 Days In Atlanta is still in cinemas, and if we extrapolate our data judging by exit polling from cinema guests, performance and screen averages,” Moses Babatope, Executive Director of Filmhouse Cinemas said, “the movie might well gross over N100million after Christmas.”
“What else can I add?” AY asked rhetorically. “I will just say ‘thank you’, to God; to the cast, to the crew, and those who go to the cinemas to see 30 Days In Atlanta this history is theirs.”