I actually sat and watched all 25 previous James Bond movies (yes, counting Sean Connery’s Never Say Never Again) during the first month of “lockdown” in April of 2020. So when I give my usual “this list will not be your list” disclaimer, I should also note that this list won’t necessarily be the list I […]
Cinematique Weekend Box Office Charts For January 24th-26th 2020
Overall, The top 5 Movies at the box office are:
1. Bad Boys for Life
This action filled Thriller has taken the number one spot, earning N25,753,228 this weekend. In the movie,
Old-school cops Mike Lowery and Marcus Burnett team up to take down the vicious leader of a Miami drug cartel. Newly created elite team AMMO of the Miami police department along with Mike and Marcus go up against the ruthless Armando Armas. With a high rating of 77% on rotten tomatoes, it is a highly recommended movie.
2. Sugar Rush
It’s no surprise that Sugar Rush comes second in this week’s box office, earning N16,831,732 over the weekend. Sugar Rush is an action comedy film written by Jadesola Osiberu and Bunmi Ajakaiye, and directed by Kayode Kasum. The film stars Bimbo Ademoye, Bisola Aiyeola and Adesua Etomi-Wellington AKA The Sugar Sisters. They discover a whopping $800,000, and the supposed owners of the money come for them but the money is lost. Now to save themselves, and get back their abducted mother they team up with 2 crime agents to re-steal the money from an affluent but dangerous man with supernatural powers. Definitely a fun filled movie to watch.
3. The Legend of Inikpi
This Epic movie comes third place in the box office this week. It made N7,507,000 over the weekend. Set in the ancient Kingdoms of Igala and Bini, ‘The Legend of Inikpi’ tells a compelling tale of two kingdoms on the brink of war. When the Oracle informs King Attah of Igala Kingdom of the human sacrifice demanded by the gods, the king plunges into despair; haunted by the ghosts of his past, this is a sacrifice he is not prepared to give. This movie was Directed by Frank Rajah Arase and Produced by Mercy Johnson.
4. Merry Men 2
Merry Men 2 comes fourth place earning N4,219,743 this weekend. This Adventure/Comedy movie stars A list entertainers in the industry like Ramsey Noah, Jim Iyke, Ayo Makun, Falz, Uchemba Williams, Ireti Doyle and many others. Following the sequel to part 1, The “Merry men” have stopped robbing the rich to give to the poor and now are focusing on running their businesses.
5. Just Mercy
Coming fifth this week is Destin Daniel’s “Just Mercy”. Earning N3,628,938 this weekend. This drama filled movie features Black Panther star Michael B Jordan and Jamie Fox. With an impressive rating of 83% on rotten tomatoes ‘Just Mercy’ takes us back to 1989, when an idealistic young Harvard law graduate Bryan Stevenson travels to Alabama hoping to help fight for poor people who cannot afford proper legal representation. He meets with Eva Ansley and founds the Equal Justice Initiative, then travels to a prison to meet its death row inmates.
These movies are top on our chart and have earned the highest this week.
However, the Top 5 highest grossing movies currently in Nigerian cinemas are:
- Jumanji – N244.3m
- Merry Men – N225.5m
- Sugar rush – N211.1m
- Your excellency – N178.3m
- Frozen 2 – N133.8m