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Top 15 Highest Grossing Nollywood Movies Of All Time

Highest Grossing Nollywood Movies Of All Time

Nollywood, the Nigerian movie industry, has been growing rapidly over the years and has become the second largest movie industry in the world in terms of output.

Top 15 Highest Grossing Nollywood Movies Of All Time
Omo Ghetto: The Saga (2020) Movie Poster

As a result, it has produced some of the highest grossing movies of all time in Africa.

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Highest Grossing Nollywood Movies Of All Time

Here are the top 15 highest grossing Nollywood movies of all time:

1. Battle on Buka Street (2022)

Battle on Buka Street, is ranks as the highest Grossing Nollywood movie of all time. According to data from the Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN), the comedy-drama earned ₦655,309,506 after 12 weeks in the cinema.

Battle on Buka Street tells the story of family rivalry, and it features stars like Funke Akindele, Nkem Owoh, Mercy Johnson, Sola Sobowale, among others.

2. Omo Ghetto: The Saga (2020)

Released in 2020, Omo Ghetto is a comedy directed by Funke Akindele and her husband, Jjc Skillz. It stars Akindele as Lefty, who struggles between the choice of living life in the ghetto with her friends or enjoying the comfortable lifestyle offered by her wealthy adopted mother. It ruled the Nigerian box office for 10 weeks, grossing a total of N636 million.

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3. The Wedding Party 2 (2017)

This 2017 romantic comedy directed by Niyi Akinmolayan is the highest grossing Nollywood movie of all time with a total box office revenue of over N500 million.

4. The Wedding Party (2016)

This is another romantic comedy directed by Kemi Adetiba that became an instant hit in 2016. It grossed over N450 million at the box office.

5. Chief Daddy (2018)

This 2018 comedy movie directed by Niyi Akinmolayan grossed over N350 million and features top Nollywood actors and actresses.

6. Brotherhood (2022)

According to data from CEAN, this 2022 action-drama produced by Jade Osiberu earned ₦328,867,120 after 13 weeks in the cinema.

Brotherhood tells the story of twin brothers who find themselves in opposite directions of the law after the tragic death of their parents when they were young. One becomes a police officer while the second becomes an armed robber. Tobi Bakre, Sam Dede, Boma Akpore, Toni Tones and Zubby Micheal feature in the film.

7. King of Thieves (2022)


The Yoruba action epic produced by actor, Femi Adebayo, ranks as the 7th highest-grossing Nollywood movies . Ageshinkole (King of Thieves) earned total of ₦316, 249, 450 million after a 12-week run at the theatres, according to data by CEAN. The box office success makes it one of the highest-grossing Nollywood movies in an indigenous language.

Femi Adebayo plays the lead role in the indigenous epic, with Odunlade Adekola, Aishat Lawal, Toyin Abraham and Ibrahim Chatta.

8. Ijakumo: The Born Again (2022)


Ijakumo: The Born Again earned over ₦275 million after spending 11 weeks at the theatres.

Ijakumo tells the story of a man of God living a double life. It features Toyin Abraham, Kunle Remi and Bimbo Akintola among others.

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9 . King of Boys (2018)


This political thriller directed by Kemi Adetiba grossed over N200 million in 2018.

10. Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons (2018)

This 2018 action comedy directed by Toka Mcbaror grossed over N190 million at the box office.

11. Sugar Rush (2019)


This 2019 comedy directed by Kayode Kasum grossed over N160 million and features top Nollywood actors and actresses.

12. Living in Bondage: Breaking Free (2019)

This 2019 supernatural thriller directed by Ramsey Nouah grossed over N140 million and is a sequel to the 1992 movie, Living in Bondage.

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13. 10 Days in Sun City (2017)

This 2017 romantic comedy directed by Adze Ugah grossed over N135 million and features popular comedian Ayo Makun.

14. The Bling Lagosians (2019)

This 2019 drama directed by Bolanle Austen-Peters grossed over N120 million and features top Nollywood actors and actresses.

15.  A Trip to Jamaica (2016)

This 2016 romantic comedy directed by Robert Peters grossed over N100 million and features popular comedian Ayo Makun.

These movies have not only proven to be financially successful but also showcase the talent and creativity of the Nigerian movie industry.