Nollywood Actress, Funke Akindele’s hit movie, ‘Battle on Buka street’, which was directed by the actress and distributed by Film one and Part Two Media in the United States, has grossed over $60,000, making Funke Akindele’s movie the first ever Indigenous Nollywood release in the United States.
On Wednesday, 4th January, 2023, movie production and distribution platform Film One Entertainment announced that the movie grossed over $60,000 in United States cinemas.
While Commenting on the movie’s impressive opening, Craig Shurn, a member of Part Two Media team in the United State, said:
“We always knew that ‘Battle on Buka Street’ had the potential to do well in the US especially after its blockbuster results and status in Nigeria, but we never expected these sorts of figures for the first Nollywood release here.
Full credit to the star, director and producer Funke Akindele, who worked her magic to her 15 million+ Instagram followers.
The US African diaspora have been underserved and starved of true African content, especially theatrically, for the longest time, and it is an honor to have brought ‘Battle on Buka Street’ to them eventually. It’s a great start, and it’s exciting what the future holds. Next up is Toyin Abraham’s ‘Ijakumo: Born Again Stripper’ which is coming 13th January.
The cast of the movie includes Funke Akindele, Femi Jacobs, Tobi Makinde, Kevin Ikeduba, Nkem Owoh, Femi Jacobs and Wumi Toriola, Mercy Johnson, Sola Sobowale, Tina Mba.
The leading American cinema- Regal, also noted that the movie had been added to another 11 locations in the second week due to strong demand and sold-out shows.
According to FilmOne, with the support of Amplify Africa, the movie is the first-ever Indigenous Nollywood of its kind in the US.
Story: Hilda Katu