January 14, (THEWILL) – Ace Nigerian actress and producer, Funke Akindele’s most recent release, ‘Battle On Buka Street’ has just joined her 2020 title, ‘Omo Ghetto: The Saga’ to become the second highest-grossing Nigerian film of all time.
Released in cinemas nationwide on the 16th of December, the film opened with a weekend gross of N43.99 million and would later have a 7-day opening of N86.63 million.
That week, it ranked as the second movie at the Nigerian box office behind ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’, which grossed N95.15 million.
The two titles were released on the same day.
In the second week, there was a turnaround.
‘Battle on Buka Street’ overtook ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ as the No. 1 movie in Nigeria. This was an achievement for the Nollywood industry because it indicated that Nigerians celebrated a homegrown product above a global product.
While the comedy-drama grossed N164.57 million that week, the sci-fi made N126.72 million.
The third week was not any different. The title retained its No. 1 position, while its direct competitor remained at No. 2. It made ticket sales of 169.88 million while ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ made N93 million. The former rose by 2%, while the latter fell by 27%
‘Battle on Buka Street’ made a milestone in its fourth week after making N507.78 million. It is the second Nigerian title to achieve this feat after ‘Omo Ghetto: The Saga’, another movie by Akindeke.
‘Battle on Buka Street’ is a comedy, which follows the story of two half-sisters, who have been rivals for a while but have their rivalry intensified when they both set up their food businesses on the same street.
It stars Funke Akindele, Mercy Johnson, Nkem Owoh, Sola Sobowale, Kelvin Ikeduba, Tina Mba, and others.
Funke Akindele is officially the only Nigerian producer to have made N500 million at the box office in Nigeria with her two titles: ‘Omo Ghetto: The Saga’ and ‘Battle on Buka Street.’