Comedian Ayo ‘AY’ Makun’s ‘A Trip To Jamaica’ currently showing in cinemas nationwide in Nigeria has already raked in 80 million naira, surpassing any other Nollywood movie that has hit the cinemas in 2016. The movie set a good tone for itself in its first week in the cinemas, by raking in 61 million naira over and above American actor, Will Smith’s ‘Hollywood’s ‘Suicide Squad’ record of 40 million naira in at the cinemas. In addition, the movie also has a new record of the fastest film to hit the naira century mark in the history of Nigerian cinemas in seven days.
“Going by these figures, ‘A Trip To Jamaica’, is set to smash the box office records currently held by AY’s own ‘30 Days In Atlanta’ which is the highest grossing movie since the advent of cinemas in Nigeria,” says Moses Babatope of Film One Distribution. The 2014 film, ‘30 days in Atlanta’, made over 160 million naira during its stay in Nigerian cinemas making it one of the three world highest domestic gross movies in The Guinness World Records. ‘A Trip to Jamaica’ which premiered on September 25, 2016 features AY himself, Funke Akindele, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Eric Roberts, Paul Campbell, Chris Attoh etc.