Nollywood actress and producer, Funke Akindele, has set a new record in the Nigerian movie industry with her latest movie, “Battle on Buka Street.”
The film has become the highest-grossing Nollywood movie of all time, raking in a staggering N640 million.
Data from the Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN) shows that the comedy-drama has earned over N640 million after spending only nine weeks in theatres.
The 2022 release is now the highest-grossing Nollywood movie of all time. This title was previously held by ‘Omo Ghetto: The Saga’, also made by Akindele.
She is now the only Nigerian filmmaker to make over N500 million twice at the local box office.
Akindele is also breaking records outside the country. Her hit movie earned over $60,000 in the US, despite showing in only 11 locations.
Her movie is the first ever Indigenous Nollywood release in the United States. The movie was also released in the United Kingdom.