AY Comedian‘s Second Movie, ‘A Trip To Jamaica‘ that is currently showing in Cinemas nationwide has already raked in 80 Million Naira, surpassing every other Nollywood movies that had hit the cinemas in 2016.
The movie also set a good tone for itself in its first week in the cinemas, by making 61 Million Naira, more than Will Smith’s Hollywood’s ‘Suicide Squad’ record of 40 Million Naira in Nigeria Cinemas. This report has also confirmed A Trip To Jamaica with a new record as the fastest film to hit the Naira Century mark in the history of Nigerian cinemas in 7 days.
According to Moses Babatope of FilmOne Distribution “Going by these figures, A Trip To Jamaica, Ay’s sophomore film as a producer, is set to smash the box office records currently held by his own ’30 Days In Atlanta’.” The 2014 film made over N160 million during its stay in Nigerian cinemas making it one of the 3 world highest domestic gross movies in The Guinness World Records.
Greennews.ng spoke with Ayo Makun on the incredible feat, as he thanked movie goers all over the country for their support. “I feel good and very thankful to movie goers who are giving me cause to smile… they have succeeded in making me believe that hardwork pays.
“More importantly, the special grace that I have enjoyed over the years attest to a biblical fact…. The race is not to the swift, Nor the battle to the strong, Nor bread to the wise, Nor riches to men of understanding, Nor favor to men of skill; But time and chance happen to them all,” he added.
A Trip to Jamaica premiered on September 25, 2016 and it features Ay, Funke Akindele, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Eric Roberts, Paul Campbell, Chris Attoh and others.