‘A Tribe Called Judah’ grosses N1.5bn in Nigeria, UK

Alex Omenye
Alex Omenye

Funke Akindele’s film, “A Tribe Called Judah,” has left an indelible mark at the box office, raking in an impressive total of N1.5 billion across cinemas in Nigeria, the United Kingdom, and other African countries.

According to data compilation from the Nigerian Box Office Post, the film earned N1.4 billion in Nigeria, $83,000 (equivalent to N132 million) in the UK, and 3.5 million CFA francs (N9.29 million) in other African countries. This brings the total ticket sale revenue to approximately N1.54 billion.

Released in December 2023, “A Tribe Called Judah” is a comedic drama that follows the story of a single mother and her five sons facing financial challenges. They hatch a plan to rob a mall, but their scheme takes an unexpected turn when they encounter another group of robbers already on the scene.

The film boasts a stellar cast, including Funke Akindele, Timini Egbuson, Jide Kene Achufusi, Uzee Usman, Tobi Makinde, Olumide Oworu, Genoveva Umeh, Nse Ikpe Etim, Juliana Olayode, Uzor Arukwe, Fathia Balogun, Yvonne Jegede, and others.

Directed by Funke Akindele and co-produced by Akindele and Adeoluwa Owu, the film has received acclaim for its compelling performances, engaging narrative, and humorous elements. Its resonance with audiences nationwide can be attributed to its exploration of themes like family, love, and resilience.

Despite a notable decline in ticket sales at the start of January 2024, with a 55% drop in performance, the film retained the number one spot on the chart for the fifth consecutive time. “A Tribe Called Judah” has secured its place as Nigeria’s highest-grossing movie of 2023, showcasing its enduring popularity and success in the Nigerian film industry.

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