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Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti biopic captivates audiences, grosses N89 million


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According to the Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN), Bolanle Austin-Peters’ biopic film, Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, has taken the second spot at the Nigerian box office, grossing a total of ₦89.1 million since its release on May 17, 2024.

The film, which tells the story of Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti’s mother, had a strong opening week with ₦46.3 million and maintained its momentum in the second week with ₦42.7 million.

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Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti has surpassed other Nollywood films, including Ajosepo, which previously held the top spot for a month, and Blacksmith: Alagbede, which has dropped to number eight.

The only film currently outperforming Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti is the Hollywood film, Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga, which debuted at number one with a weekly gross of ₦53.3 million.

The success of Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti is a testament to the growing demand for high-quality Nollywood films that showcase the rich history and culture of Nigeria.


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