‘Battle On Buka Street’ Continues To Create Smashing New Records, Earns Over $60,000 In US

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Funke Akindele’s latest movie title, Battle On Buka Street is on one hell of a roll and is currently showing no signs of slowing down. The hit comedy-drama film continues to rake in truckloads of cash both locally and internationally, earning over $60,000 from its United States release.

A partnership between Nigeria’s FilmOne Entertainment and USA’s Part Two Media with the support of Amplify Africa saw the release of Battle On Buka Street in 11 Regal theatres in the United States. Not only did this move make Funke Akindele’s movie the first indigenous movie to be released in the US, it also massively attracted Nigerians in the diaspora as it earned a massive $61,000 in ticket sales over the 4-day weekend.

Nkem Owoh and Sola Sobowale in Battle On Buka Street
Nkem Owoh and Sola Sobowale in Battle On Buka Street

Speaking on the film’s massive success, Craig Shum, of Part Two media commented,

“We always knew that Battle On Buka Street had the potential to do well in the US, especially after its blockbuster result status in Nigeria, but we never expected these sorts of figures for the first Nollywood release here. Full credit to the stars, director, and producer Funke Akindele, who worked her magic to her 15million+ Instagram followers. The US African diaspora has 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 January 13th.”

Due to popular demand, and sold-out shows, Regal has added an extra 11 locations to the already existing ones for its second week.

Also speaking on the tremendous international success, Moses Babatope and Kene Okwuosa from FilmOne Entertainment had this to say;

“With the strong showing of Battle On Buka Street, Nigerian film has come full circle and gaining more attention from international audiences. As the first indigenous Nollywood release in the US, this film is performing beyond expectation and is an indication of what we should look forward to this year for global releases of films from Nigeria. In a few months and years, we expect that Nollywood releases will be a consistent feature in cinemas in the US, Europe, and beyond.”

Come January 13th, Toyin Abraham’s Ijakumo: Born Again Stripper will be looking to replicate Battle On Buka Street’s success as it releases both in the US and UK. It opens exclusively at certain select Regal theatres on 13th with advance screenings taking place on January 12th.

Locally, Battle On Buka Street continues to dominate the Nigerian box office with over 360 million earned in two weeks of showing.

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