After a successful 3-week run in Nigerian cinemas, ‘Merry Men 3,’ directed by AY Makun, has achieved an impressive box office gross of N75.4 million. This remarkable success can be attributed to the enthusiastic Nollywood fans who eagerly purchased tickets to experience the film on the big screen.
‘Merry Men 3’ had a strong opening week, earning N33.4 million, followed by N28.3 million in its second week. As of the end of its third weekend (October 27-29, 2023), the movie has reached an outstanding cumulative gross of N75.4 million.
As October drew to a close, ‘Merry Men 3’ proudly held the title of the most-watched movie since its release, cementing its place as a cinematic sensation in Nigeria. This data is from The Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN), the umbrella body for cinema owners in Nigeria.
The third installment of the ‘Merry Men franchise continues to dominate the Nigerian box office, holding the top spot for the third consecutive week since its debut on October 13, 2023. Over the weekend, it raked in an impressive N13 million.
In the second place, ‘Freelance’, an American action film written by Jacob Lentz, tells the story of a former special force operator, Mason Pettits, portrayed by John Cena, who embarks on a new security job.
This Hollywood title managed to accumulate a gross of N12.3 million during its opening weekend on October 27, 2023.
A newcomer, ‘Trolls Band Together,’ also made its cinema debut over the weekend, securing the third spot with a total gross of N6.3 million.
Taking the fourth position is ‘Small Talk,’ directed by Biodun Stephen. The film revolves around a gatekeeper, played by Mr. Marcaroni, who unwittingly becomes entangled in a home robbery due to his loose tongue.
With a debut on October 27, 2023, ‘Small Talk’ managed to accumulate a weekend gross of N5.7 million.