Nollywood Top Grossing Films

Nollywood Top Grossing Films

The Nollywood industry has been on cutting edge of filmmaking/ storytelling, with the likes of filmmakers and directors like Kayode Kasum, Tunde Kelani, Kunle Afolayan, Kemi Adetiba and many more, in addition to the actors and other members of the crew that made the many of the movies on this list today

The industry has moved away from the quick-and-easy movies that can be completed in a few weeks, to movies that take months to a year, from scripting to release, and these require massive budgets. Of course, all parties and stakeholders involved in the production expect that these movies would do well at the box office. 

A number of the big budget movies are bought directly by the streaming services. These include: King of Boys 2 and Blood Sisters that were released directly to Netflix. However, most of them have cinema runs before they are picked up by the streaming services, and the best of them enjoy some box office successes. Below is a list of the top 15 Nollywood movies that hit above 150,000 million Naira in the Nigerian box office and how much they generated in Naira.

Currently we unveil from our database source the top grossing Nigerian movies in Nollywood

Note that none of these ratings have been adjusted nor manipulated in favour of a party or so

RankTitleYearDomestic GrossStudio(s)Director(s)
1Battle on Buka Street2022₦636,890,000[1]Funke Ayotunde Akindele Network / FilmOneFunke Akindele, Tobi Makinde
2Omo Ghetto: The Saga2020₦200[2]SceneOne ProductionsFunke AkindeleJJC Skillz
3The Wedding Party2016₦452,288,605[3]Ebonylife Films / FilmOne / Inkblot Production / Koga StudiosKemi Adetiba
4The Wedding Party 22017₦433,197,377[4]Ebonylife Films / FilmOne / Inkblot Production / Koga StudiosNiyi Akinmolayan
5Chief Daddy2018₦387,540,749[5]EbonyLife FilmsNiyi Akinmolayan
6Brotherhood2022₦328,881,120[6]Greoh StudiosLoukman Ali
7King of Thieves2022₦320,805,150[7]Euphoria360 Media / Anthill StudiosTope Adebayo, Adebayo Tijani
8Sugar Rush2019₦287,053,270  [8]GreoH Media / Jungle Filmworks / Empire Mates EntertainmentKayode Kasum
9Ijakumo2022₦271,926,634[9]Toyin Abraham Films Production / FilmoneAdebayo Tijani, Steve Sodiya
10Christmas in Miami2021₦265,583,000[10]Corporate World PicturesRobert Peters
11King of Boys2018₦244,775,758[1]Kemi Adetiba VisualsKemi Adetiba
12Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons2018₦235,628,358[9]Corporate World Entertainment / FilmOne / Gush MediaToka Mcbaror[11]
13Merry Men 2: Another Mission2019₦234,505,169[12]Corporate World Entertainment / Gush Media / FilmOneMoses Inwang
14Your Excellency2019₦186,340,948  [13]EbonyLife FilmsFunke Akindele
15A Trip to Jamaica2016₦180,264,964[3]Corporate World PicturesRobert Peters
1610 Days in Sun City2017₦176,705,669[9]Corporate World PicturesAdze Ugha
17Living in Bondage: Breaking Free2019₦168,770,202[8]Play Entertainment Network/Michelangelo Productions/Natives FilmworksRamsey Nouah
1830 Days in Atlanta2014₦163,351,300[3]Corporate World PicturesRobert Peters
19Aki & Pawpaw2021₦136,379,049[14]Play network studios and Film OneBiodun Stephen
20The Ghost and the Tout Too2021₦134,408,075[15]Toyin Abraham Films ProductionAma Psalmist
21Prophetess2021₦131,441,252[16]Anthill StudiosNiyi Akinmolayan
22Bling Lagosians2019₦120,135,139[17]Film OneBolanle Austen-Peters
23Fate of Alakada: The Party Planner2020₦113,226,100[18]FilmOneKayode Kasum
24My Village People2021₦100,958,400[19]Kountry Koulture ProductionsNiyi Akinmolayan
25Up North2018₦94,006,142[20]Anakle Films / Inkblot ProductionTope Oshin
26Isoken2017₦93,697,726[9]Tribe 85Jadesola Osiberu
27Quam’s Money2020₦92,100,070[21]Inkblot Productions, House 21 and FilmOneKayode Kasum
28Ayinla2021₦91,470,900[22]GreoH MediaTunde Kelani
29Okafor’s Law2017₦89,740,576[9]Dioni VisionsOmoni Oboli
30Breaded Life2021₦88,860,057[23]Shutter Speed ProjectsBiodun Stephen
31Passport2022₦86,342,925[24]VSL MEDIADimeji Ajibola
32Fifty2015₦80,030,500[25]EbonyLife FilmsBiyi Bandele
33The Ghost and the Tout2018₦77,233,105[9]Toyin Abraham ProductionsCharles Uwagbai
34Alakada Reloaded2017₦74,331,349[9]Toyin Abraham ProductionsToyin Abraham
35’762016₦72,400,000[3]Adonis Productions / Princewill’s TrustIzu Ojukwu
36Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story2020₦70,815,150[26]Play Entertainment Network/FilmOne EntertainmentRamsey Nouah
37My Wife and I2017₦67,882,573[27]Inkblot ProductionsBunmi Ajakaiye
38Superstar2021₦67,132,500[10]Inkblot and FilmoneAkhigbe Ilozobhie
39Wives on Strike2016₦66,753,162[12]Dioni VisionsOmoni Oboli
40Bad Comments2021₦66,584,531[28]Elrab EntertainmentMoses Inwang
41Moms at War2018₦65,000,000[3]Dioni VisionsOmoni Oboli
42Half of a Yellow Sun2013₦60,000,000[29]Shareman Media / Slate FilmsBiyi Bandele
October 12014₦60,000,000[30]Golden EffectsKunle Afolayan
The CEO2016₦60,000,000[31]Golden EffectsKunle Afolayan
Banana Island Ghost2017₦60,000,000[32]Biola Alabi Media / Nemsia ProductionsBB Sasore
46Ijé2010₦59,800,000[33]Xandria ProductionsChineze Anyaene
47The Royal Hibiscus Hotel2018₦59,000,000[34]Ebonylife FilmsIshaya Bako
48Last Flight to Abuja2012₦57,050,000[35]The Nollywood FactoryObi Emelonye
49It’s Her Day2016₦55,021,150[36]Kountry Kulture NetworkAniedi Anwah
50Dinner at My Place2022₦54,804,289[37]Duku PicturesKevin Apaa
51The Set Up2019₦53,305,115[20]Anakle Films / Inkblot ProductionNiyi Akinmolayan
52Soole2021₦51,006,700[38]Lau Ellen Clara studioKayode Kasum
5393 Days2016₦50,505,000[39]Native FilmWorks / Michel Angelo Production / Bolanle Austen-Peters ProductionSteve Gukas
54Nneka The Pretty Serpent2020₦50,051,510[40]Play Entertainment NetworkTosin Igho[41][42]
55Omugwo2017₦48,000,000[43]Golden Effects / Africa MagicKunle Afolayan
56Mokalik2019₦46,929,446[20]Golden Effects / Africa MagicKunle Afolayan
57Hire A Man2017₦45,000,000[43]ChinneyLove Eze ProductionsDesmond Elliot
58Lagos Real Fake Life2018₦44,194,075[44]Swift Angel ProductionMike Ezuruonye
59The Vendor2018₦44,000,000[45]Odunlade Adekola Film ProductionOdunlade Adekola
60Dwindle2021₦43,924,110[19]Film OneKayode Kasum
61The Blood Covenant2022₦43,122,100[46]Inkblot ProductionsFlyin Gambo
62Devil In Agbada2021₦42,583,250[47]Chinney Love Eze productionsUmanu Elijah
63Mamba’s Diamond2021₦42,187,005[23]Williams Uchemba ProductionsSeyi Babatope
64The Wild Flower2022₦41,436,405[7]VSL MEDIABiodun Stephen
65American Driver2017₦41,000,000[43]Sneeze Films / Golden Icons Media / Get Known ProductionsMoses Inwang
New Money2018₦41,000,000[45]Inkblot ProductionsTope Oshin
66Lockdown2021₦40,070,651[23]CEM Media GroupMoses Inwang
67Dear Affy2020₦39,688,140[8]Film One EntertainmentSamuel Olatunji
68Who’s The Boss2020₦38,559,547[8]Inkblot Productions and Accelerate TVChinaza Onuzu
69God Calling2018₦36,822,319[48]Hearts in Motion StudiosBB Sasore
70Hey You!2022₦36,310,700[49]Anthill StudiosUyoyou Adia[50]
71The Return of Jenifa2012₦35,000,000[51]Olasco FilmsMuhydeen S. Ayinde
72Ile Owo2022₦34,817,100[52]Film TrybeDare Olaitan
73A Simple Lie2022₦33,707,200[53]Shutter Speed ProjectsBiodun Stephen
74Seven and a Half Dates2018₦33,000,000[45]Shutter Speed ProjectsBiodun Stephen
75Ponzi2021₦32,137,250[54]VSL MEDIAKayode Kasum
76Ghana Must Go2016₦32,000,000[31]DesAmourFrank Rajah Arase
77Still Falling2021₦31,450,600[55]Entertainment tru ChristDimbo Atiya
78Love Is War2019₦31,250,032[20]Inkblot ProductionOmoni Oboli
79Lara and the Beat2018₦31,000,000[45]Biola Alabi MediaTosin Coker
80Gold Statue2019₦30,986,552[20]Film one distributionTade Ogidan
81Phone Swap2012₦30,713,500,[56][57]Golden EffectsKunle Afolayan
82Elevator Baby2019₦30,595,550[20]Anthill StudiosAkay Mason
83The Perfect Arrangement2022₦30,515,400[7]Inkblot ProductionsChinaza Onuzu
84Muna2019₦30,456,996[58]KevStel ProductionsKevin Nwankwor
85Road to Yesterday2015₦30,000,700[59]The Entertainment NetworkIshaya Bako
86The Figurine2009₦30,000,000[60]Golden EffectsKunle Afolayan
87The Legend of Inikpi2020₦29,955,335[8]Wale Adenuga ProductionsFrank Rajah Arase
88Flower Girl2013₦29,763,800[61]Blu Star EntertainmentMichelle Bello
89Day of Destiny2021₦29,019,900[62]Inkblot, Anakle and Anthill ProductionsAkay Mason
90Progressive Tailors Club2021₦28,937,000[63]Anthill StudiosBiodun Stephen
91Introducing the Kujus2020₦27,962,800[26]TMPL Motion PicturesBiodun Stephen
92Knock Out2019₦27,001,330[20]MJO ProductionsFrank Raja
93The Therapist2021₦26,847,640[64]Hedge ProductionKayode Kasum
94Fine Wine2021₦26,715,100[65]Nevada Bridge ProductionsSeyi Babatope
95Obara’m2022₦26,708,350[66]Film TrybeKayode Kasum
96Tigers Tail2022₦26,670,250[67]Dope7 MediaVictor Okpala
97Crazy Grannies2021₦25,187,450[68]Elrab EntertainmentTope Alake
98Small Chops2020₦24,924,700[13]Flip Script Entertainment and Film One EntertainmentRobert O. Peters
99Kambili: The Whole 30 Yards2020₦24,839,394[69]FilmOne EntertainmentKayode Kasum
100The Razz Guy2021₦24,167,000[54]Trino Motion PicturesUdoka Oyeka

By year

YearTitleDomestic Gross
2022Battle on Buka Street₦646,532,267
2021Christams in Miami₦265,583,000
2020Omo Ghetto: The Saga₦636,129,120
2019Sugar Rush₦287,053,270
2018Chief Daddy₦387,540,749
2017The Wedding Party 2₦433,197,337
2016The Wedding Party₦452,288,605
2015Fifty₦80,030,500[25]
201430 Days in Atlanta₦163,351,300
2013Half of a Yellow Sun₦60,000,000
2012Last Flight To Abuja₦57,050,000
2011The Mirror Boy₦18,000,000
2010Ijé’₦59,800,000
2009The Figurine₦30,000,000

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