Funke Akindele, an ace nollywood star actress, movie producer, director, and deputy governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, is highly elated after her newly released movie, ‘Battle on Buka Street’ sets a new Nollywood record for grossing over N135 million in one day.

Funke Akindele

The project also remains the number one Nollywood film for the second successive week and has topped the Box Office.

The comedy grossed almost N50 million, passing James Cameron’s ‘Avatar 2‘ (N44 million); a rare feat for local movies.

While Akindele’s movie enjoyed an 8% increase from December 23rd-25th, ‘Avatar 2’ appears to be losing steam, falling behind by 5%.

The excited actress announced the successful feat via her social media pages on Tuesday, 27th December 2022, as she appreciated her fans for their unwavering support and for storming the different cinema houses to watch the premiere.

The actress turned politician turned to her Instagram handle and said,

“Buka on Battle Street’ hits N135 million, the biggest single day for a Nollywood film in 2022 – 26m on 25/12/2022

“Work hard! Pray hard!

Stay positive!!! Iyanu ma sele!!!”.

Story: Christy Dung