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Top 10 highest-grossing Nigerian films Of All Time

The following are the highest-grossing Nigerian films of all time in Nigerian cinemas. Revenues from special screenings, DVD sales, online streaming and theatrical screenings outside Nigeria are excluded from this gross total. Films before 2000s are also excluded from this list as their gross totals have not been inflation adjusted.


Title ---------------------------  The Figurine
Year---------------------------- 2009
Domestic Gross (₦)--------- 30, 000, 000
Studio(s)---------------------- Golden Effects
Director(s)-------------------- Kunle Afolayan

The Figurine: Araromire is a 2009 Nigerian supernatural suspense thriller film written by Kemi Adesoye, produced and directed by Kunle Afolayan, who also stars in the film as one of the main protagonists. It also stars Ramsey Nouah and Omoni Oboli.

The movie narrates the story of two friends who finds a mystical sculpture in an abandoned shrine in the forest while serving at a National Youth Service Corps camp, and one of them decides to take the artwork home. Unknown to them, the sculpture is from the goddess 'Araromire' which bestows seven years of good luck on anyone who encounters it, and after the seven years have expired, seven years of bad luck follow. The lives of the two friends begin to change for good, as they become successful and wealthy businessmen. However, after seven years, things start to change for the worse.


Title --------------------------- Road To Yesterday
Year---------------------------- 2015
Domestic Gross (₦)--------- 30,000,700
Studio(s)----------------------  The Entertainment Network
Director(s)--------------------  Ishaya Bako

Road To Yesterday is a 2015 Nigerian road romantic drama film directed by Ishaya Bako. It stars Genevieve Nnaji and Oris Erhuero in lead roles, with Majid Michel and Chioma 'Chigul' Omeruah in supporting roles. The film, which is co-produced by Genevieve Nnaji, is the actress' first effort as a producer.

Road to Yesterday tells the story of an estranged married couple, hoping to mend their strained marriage whilst on a road trip to a relative’s funeral.


Title --------------------------- The Return of Jenifa
Year---------------------------- 2012
Domestic Gross (₦)--------- 35,000,000
Studio(s)----------------------  Olasco Films
Director(s)--------------------  Muhydeen S. Ayinde

Nigerian comedy-drama film starring Funke Akindele.. Funke Akindele, the main protagonist of the film,The cast for the movie include Banky W, Kaffy, Eldee, Freeze, Eniola Badmus, Yinka Quadri, Wizkid, Antar Olaniyan, Mercy Aigbe, Ronke Oshodi Oke, Denrele Edun, CD John, Helen Paul, Naeto C, Omawumi, DJ Zeez and many others.

"Jenifa" the hilarious yoruba film about a girl from the village that aspires to make it in the big city.


Title --------------------------- Last Flight to Abuja
Year---------------------------- 2012
Domestic Gross (₦)--------- 57,050,000
Studio(s)----------------------  The Nollywood Factory
Director(s)--------------------  Obi Emelonye

Last Flight to Abuja is a 2012 Nigerian thriller disaster film written by Tunde Babalola, directed and produced by Obi Emelonye. Starring Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Hakeem Kae-Kazim and Jim Iyke.

The film which was shot in Lagos, received 5 nominations at the 2013 Africa Movie Academy Awards and won award for the category best film by an African based abroad


Title --------------------------- Ije
Year---------------------------- 2010
Domestic Gross (₦)--------- 59,800,000
Studio(s)----------------------  Xandria Productions
Director(s)--------------------  Chineze Anyaene

Ijé: The Journey is a 2010 Nigerian drama film directed by Chineze Anyaene, and starring Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Genevieve Nnaji, and Odalys García. 

The film was highly criticially acclaimed, winning several awards received several nominations.


Title --------------------------- October 1
Year---------------------------- 2014
Domestic Gross (₦)--------- 60,000,000
Studio(s)----------------------- Golden Effects
Director(s)--------------------- Kunle Afolayan

October 1 is a 2014 Nigerian dark psychological thriller film written by Tunde Babalola, produced and directed by Kunle Afolayan. It stars Sadiq Daba, Kayode Olaiya, David Bailie, Kehinde Bankole, Kanayo O. Kanayo, Fabian Adeoye Lojede, Nick Rhys, Kunle Afolayan, Femi Adebayo, Bimbo Manuel, Ibrahim Chatta and introducing Demola Adedoyin; it also features special appearance from Deola Sagoe.

The film, which is set in Colonial Nigeria, narrates the story of Danladi Waziri (Sadiq Daba), a police officer from Northern Nigeria who is posted to a remote town of Akote in Western Nigeria to investigate the frequent female murder cases in the community, and have the mystery solved before the Nigerian flag is raised on October 1, Nigeria's Independence Day.


Title --------------------------- Half of a Yellow Sun
Year---------------------------- 2013
Domestic Gross (₦)--------- 60,000,000
Studio(s)----------------------- Shareman Media / Slate Films
Director(s)--------------------- Biyi Bandele

Half of a Yellow Sun is a 2013 Nigerian Historical fiction drama film directed by Biyi Bandele and based on the novel of the same name by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The film is a love story that follows two sisters who are caught up in the outbreak of the Nigerian Civil War.

It stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, Onyeka Onwenu, Anika Noni Rose, Genevieve Nnaji, OC Ukeje and John Boyega. The film premiered in the Special Presentation section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.


Title --------------------------- Wives on Strike
Year---------------------------- 2016
Domestic Gross (₦)--------- 67,000,000
Studio(s)----------------------- Dioni Visions
Director(s)--------------------- Omoni Oboli

Wives on strike” is a hilarious comedy about a group of market women who take a stand against their husbands in a bid to protect a young girl from underage marriage. 

It stars Omoni Oboli, Uche Jumbo, Kenneth Okonkwo, Julius Agu, Chioma Akpotha and Ufuoma McDermott.


Title --------------------------- Fifty
Year---------------------------- 2015
Domestic Gross (₦)--------- 85,000,000
Studio(s)----------------------- EbonyLife Films
Director(s)--------------------- Biyi Bandele

Fifty is a Nigerian romantic drama film released on December 18, 2015 Starring Nse Ikpe-Etim
Ireti Doyle, Omoni Oboli, Dakore Akande.

Fifty captures few pivotal days of four women at the pinnacle of their careers. Tola, Elizabeth, Maria and Kate are four friends forced at midlife to take inventory at their personal lives, while juggling career and family against the backdrops of the neighbourhoods of Lagos.


Title --------------------------- 30 Days in Atlanta
Year---------------------------- 2014
Domestic Gross (₦)--------- 137,000,000
Studio(s)----------------------- Corporate World Pictures
Director(s)--------------------- Robert Peters

30 Days in Atlanta is a 2014 Nigerian romantic comedy film produced by Ayo Makun and directed by Robert Peters. The film was shot on location in Lagos and Atlanta. It premiered on 31 October 2014. It has been declared the highest grossing film of all time in Nigerian cinemas, although the film was met with mixed to negative critical reception.


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