These are the Top 15 Highest Grossing Nollywood Movies of all time… all directed and produced by Nigerians.
1. “The Wedding Party 2” – 500 Million Naira
The Wedding Party 2: Destination Dubai is a 2017 Nigerian romantic comedy drama film. Directed by Niyi Akinmolayan, the Wedding Party 2 is a sequel to the Wedding Party which was released in December 2016. It is currently the highest grossing Nigerian film of all time.
The movie focuses on Dozie’s (Banky Wellington) elder brother, Nonso ( Enyinna Nwigwe), who has continued his romance with Deardre (Daniella Down), Dunni’s (Adesua Etomi) bridesmaid. Nonso takes Deardre on a date in Dubai and proposes marriage by accident. After a disastrous traditional engagement ceremony in Lagos, Nonso’s family and Deardre’s aristocratic British family reluctantly agree to a wedding in Dubai.
2. “The Wedding Party” – 450 million naira
The Wedding Party is a 2016 Nigerian romantic comedy drama film, a collaboration between Ebonylife Films, FilmOne, Inkblot Production, Koga Studios, and is directed by Kemi Adetiba.
It is currently The Highest Grossing Nollywood mivie of all time.
The entire plot revolves around a Yoruba bride and an Igbo groom and all the drama that unfolds on their wedding day.
3. Merry Men – 230 Million Naira
AY Makun ‘s film ‘ Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons’, was released on September 28, 2018.
In just seven weeks, it has made N230 million in cinemas nationwide, making it the highest grossing movie so far in 2018.
Remi Martins (Falz the Bad Guy), Amaju Abioritsegbemi (AY the comedian), Ayo Alesinloye (Ramsey Nouah) and Naz Okigbo (Jim Iyke) are Abuja’s most eligible bachelors. And its most notorious. They have thriving businesses, palatial homes, fast cars and the attention of women in no short supply. They are known as THE MERRY MEN … but the ladies call them THE REAL YORUBA DEMONS.
5. ” A Trip to Jamaica” – 178.5 million naria
Written and produced by AY Makun, the movie was directed by Robert Peters, and stars Funke Akindele, Chris Attoh, Nse Ikpe Etim among others.
The movie is the fifth Highest Grossing Nollywood Movie of all time
The film tells a story about the adventures of a newly engaged couple in their relatives residence outside Nigeria, and how the secrets of their host led to the eventual breakup of their union amidst the culture shock of the new country and living with upper-class citizens.
6. 10 Days In Suncity – 177 Million Naira
The movie was released on the 23 June 2017 and was directed by Adze Ugah. Its cast include: Ayo Makun, Adesua Etomi, Dichard Mofe-Damijo
A potpourri of love, drama, passion and culture, “10 Days in Sun City” is a comedy-drama that sees Akpos on another ‘adventure’, this time, to South Africa, with his girlfriend Bianca.
Currently the movie is the sixth Highest Grossing Nollywood Movie of all time.
7. “30 Days in Atlanta” – 137.2 million naira
Written and produced by AY Makun, the movie was directed by Robert Peters, and stars Richard Mofe Damijo, Ramsey Nouah, Mercy Johnson, Vivica Fox among others.
Akpos wins a 30-day holiday for two to Atlanta, Georgia. He takes his cousin (Richard), an IT specialist on the all-expense paid trip. Akpos flings his unique personality, showing-off his smartness and foolishness in an exciting mix of rhetoric and witty humor.
8.King of Boys – 185 Million Naira
Despite being released late last month (September), Kemi Adetiba already holds the slot for the eight highest grossing nollywood movie ever and the second highest grossing movie in Nigeria so far in 2018.
According to the filmmaker, it has made N105 million at the box office after remaining the No 1 movie for the third consecutive weeks
King of Boys follows the story of Alhaja Eniola Salami, a businesswoman and philanthropist with a checkered past and a promising political future. She is a pillar of society — loved by many, feared by most, and truly known by a select few. As her political ambitions see her outgrowing the underworld connections responsible for her considerable wealth, she’s drawn into a power struggle that threatens everything she holds dear. To come out of this on top, she will need every ounce of the cunning, ruthlessness, and strategy that took her to the top, as well as the loyalty of those closest to her. But who can she really trust?
9. “Fifty” – 94 million naria
An EbonyLife Films production, “Fifty” was directed by Biyi Bandele, produced by Tope Oshin, and features Omoni Oboli, Ireti Doyle, Dakore Akande, Nse Ikppe-Etim among others.
Fifty captures a few pivotal, days in the lives of four Nigeria women at the pinnacle of their careers. Meet Tola, Elizabeth, Maria and Kate four friends forced at midlife to take inventory of their personal lives, while juggling careers and family.
10. Okafors law – 90 Million Naira
Okafor’s Law is a 2016 Nigerian romantic comedy drama film written, directed and produced by Omoni Oboli. The film stars Blossom Chukwujekwu, Omoni Oboli, Toyin Aimakhu, Gabriel Afolayan, Ufuoma McDermott, Richard Mofe Damijo, Tina Mba, Kemi Lala Akindoju and Ken Eric
The film goes against the view that straight men and women can’t just be friends.
11. The Ghost and the Tout – 80 Million Naira
Released on May 11, 2018, the Ghost and The Tout has been crowned as the third highest grossing Nigerian movie with N80 million.
It was produced by Nollywood actress, Toyin Abraham.
The Ghost and The Tout follows the story of a young lady played by Toyin Abraham who grew up in a Ghetto and met with a ghost after an unfortunate incident that happened to her. Soon her life is thrown into series of dramas that only her can see and understand.
12. ’76” – 72.4 million
The historical drama stars Ramsey Nouah, Rita Dominic, Chidi Mokeme and Daniel K Daniel. It was produced by Adonis Productions, and directed by Izu Ojukwu.
- Plot Summary
Set six years after the civil war, a young officer from the Middle Belt gets into a romantic relationship with an O-level student from the South-eastern region. However, their relationship is strained by constant military postings. In this this action thriller film, love conquers all.
13. “Wives on Strike” – 71.3 million naira
Produced and directed by Omoni Oboli, the movie stars Uche Jombo, Chioma Chukwuka, Ufuoma McDermott, Kehinde Bankole among others.
Wives on Strike, is a hilarious comedy about a group of market women who decided to take matters into their own hands against their husbands in a bid to stir them into standing up for a young girl whom they wanted to protect from the wishes of her own father.
14. “Half of a Yellow Sun” – 60 million naira
Directed by Biyi Bandele, the movie stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, Onyeka Onwenu, Genevieve Nnaji, John Boyega among others.
Sisters Olanna and Kainene return home to 1960s Nigeria, where they soon diverge on different paths. As civil war breaks out, political events loom larger than their differences as they join the fight to establish an independent republic.
Other movies holding down the number 9 position include : “October 1” – 60 million naira, and “The CEO” – 60 million naira..
if there’s any slight change in the gross of either of the movies i will make sure to reflect it on this list.
15. “Moms at War” – 65 million naira
With N65 million, Omoni Oboli’ takes the 15th slot on the list of highest grossing movies ever.
“Moms at War” is about two mothers who live in the same neighborhood, but hate each other. One felt that the other was a village girl who just got into money and is not fit to be in society with them. But both their kids coincidentally attend the same school and there was a competition that was done for the kids, and both were the top of their class. It comes down to one of them winning the competition and the mothers just go crazy, doing all sort of antics. It’s a story of friendship, sisterhood, and bonding in spite of everything.
That completes our list of the Top 15 highest Grossing Nollywood Movies Of All Time.