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Top Grossing Nigerian Movies Each Year In The Past 14 Years



Nigeria’s movie industry better known as Nollywood is currently the second-largest film industry in the world.

The industry has grown through time to the point that it is now well-known on a global basis and makes a sizable profit.

The industry’s market value was $3.6 billion in 2016 and $6.4 billion in 2021, and in 2020 it was responsible for 2.3 percent of the country’s GDP, or $660 million.

With the recent investment in the country’s film industry by global brands like Netflix and Amazon Prime, Nigeria might be getting ready for global dominance.

Indeed, it hasn’t been an easy ride. Getting to this point has been the product of sweat and blood of the very resilent Nigerian film-makers.

In this article, we list the top-grossing Nigerian films each year for the past 15 years.


2009: The Figurine (N30m)

 Director: Kunle Afolayan

Features: Ramsey Nouah, Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi, Omoni Oboli, Kunle Afolayan, Tosin Sido.

Producer: Golden Effects

Domestic Gross:  ₦30,000,000


2010:  Ijé’ (N60m)

Director: Chineze Anyaene

Features: Genevieve Nnaji, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Larry Ulrich, Jeff Swarthout,, etc.

Producer: Paula Moreno, Chineze Anyaene

Domestic Gross:  N60million


2011: The Mirror Boy (N18m)

Director: Obi Emelonye

Features: Genevieve Nnaji, Genevieve Nnaji, Osita Iheme, Fatima Jabbe

Producer: Patrick Campbell

Domestic Gross:  ₦18,000,000


2012: Last Flight To Abuja (N57m)

Director: Obi Emelonye

Features: Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Hakeem Kae-Kazim and Jim Iyke

Producer: Obi Emelonye

Domestic Gross:  ₦57,050,000


2013: Half of a Yellow Sun (N60m)

Director:  Biyi Bandele

Features: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandiwe Newton, Onyeka Onwenu, Anika Noni Rose, Genevieve Nnaji, OC Ukeje, John Boyega, Joseph Mawle

Producer: Andrea Calderwood, Gail Egan

Domestic Gross:   ₦60,000,000


2014: 30 Days in Atlanta (N163m)

Director:  Robert Peters

Features: Ayo “AY” Makun, Ramsey Noauh, Richard Mofe Damijo, Desmond Elliot, Vivica A. Fox.

Producer: Ayo Makun

Domestic Gross:  ₦163,351,300


2015:  Fifty (N80m)

Director: Biyi Bandele

Features: Ireti Doyle, Dakore Akande, Omoni Oboli, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Wale Ojo, Kachi Nnochiri.

Producer: Mo Abudu (EbonyLife)

Domestic Gross:   ₦80,030,500


2016:  The Wedding Party (N452m)

Director:  Kemi Adetiba.

Features: Adesua Etomi, Banky Wellington, Richard Mofe Damijo, Sola Sobowale, Iretiola Doyle, Alibaba Akporobome

Producer: ELFIKE Film Collective (EbonyLife Films, FilmOne Distribution, Inkblot Productions and Koga Studios)

Domestic Gross:  ₦452,288,605


2017:  The Wedding Party 2 (N433m)

Producer: ELFIKE Film Collective (EbonyLife Films, FilmOne Distribution, Inkblot Productions and Koga Studios)

Director:  Niyi Akinmolayan

Features: Enyinna Nwigwe, Daniella Down, Adesua Etomi, Banky Wellington, Sola Sobowale, Alibaba Akporobome, Iretiola Doyle, Richard Mofe-Damijo

Domestic Gross:  ₦433,197,337


2018:  Chief Daddy (N387m)

Director:  Niyi Akinmolayan

Features: Bisola Aiyeola, Dakore Egbuson-Akande, Funke Akindele, Zainab Balogun, Shaffy Bello, Ini Edo

Producer: Mo Abudu and Temidayo Abudu

Domestic Gross:  ₦387,540,749


2019:  Sugar Rush (N287m)

Director: Kayode Kasum

Features:  Adesua Etomi, Bisola Aiyeola, Bimbo Ademoye, Idowu Philips, Uzor Arukwe, Tobi Bakre

Producer: Jade Osiberu and Abimbola Craig

Domestic Gross:  ₦287,053,270

2020:  Omo Ghetto: The Saga (N636m)

Producer: Scene One Productions

Director: Funke Akindele and JJC Skillz.

Features: Funke Akindele, Chioma Akpota, Nancy Isime, Eniola Badmus, Bimbo Thomas, Deyemi Okanlawon and Mercy Aigbe

Domestic Gross:  ₦636,129,120


2021:  Christmas in Miami (N266m)

Director:  Robert Peters

Features: Ayo”Ay” Makun, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Osita Iheme, John Amos, IK Ogbonna, Kent Morita, Nadya Marie, Barry piacente, Catherine Olsen

Producer: Ayo Makun

Domestic Gross:  ₦265,583,000


2022:   Brotherhood (N327m)

Director: Loukman Ali

Features: Tobi Bakare, Falz, Boma Akpore, Falz, Basketmouth, Sam Dede, Ronke Oshodi Oke, Toni Tones, Zubby Micheal, Mr Macaroni

Producer: Jade Osiberu

Domestic Gross:  ₦327,306,920

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