The recently released Nollywood epic King of Thieves has grossed over ₦224 million at the Nigerian box office. Popular actor, star and this movie’s producer Femi Adebayo took to his Instagram page to reveal the good news.
You all made this happen.. Thank you for showing #KingOfThievesMovie so much love… Thank you 🙏🙏🙏
Let’s take it to 300M my people and we will indeed have set a record with an epic content 😎
At a recent interview at Ilorin, Adebayo spoke in better detail about what it took to make King of Thieves and what he feel about its successes.
“In the history of Nollywood, no movie has ever made N43 million in three days of its opening at the cinema, that is an amount of money some movies will make in three months.
“The movie has actually paved the way for many producers that are producing indigenous content,” he said.
He further disclosed that the movie took him more than a year to produce, said it was a huge success and that he least expected the acceptability of the work.
“The plan was to do a huge movie that will remind people of the beauty of Yoruba culture and I waited till it was time.
“My intention was to showcase the beauty of Yoruba culture to the entire world and at the same time to be able to say one or two things about the society, especially our leaders.
“When I was much younger, I had the opportunity to see the beautiful works of Albert Ogunde, he showcased that beauty in Yoruba culture being a Yoruba man,” Adebayo said.
King of Thieves (Agesinkole) is a story of a popular town and prosperous kingdom of Ajeromi, things were going as good as it should be in the Ajeromi kingdom until Agesinkole, a powerful bandit and terrorist came to terrorize the peaceful and prosperous kingdom of Ajeromi, the Ajeromi Kingdom however sought to destroy this Agesinkole bandit with just every power within them including their hunters, witches, wizard and every power they possess.
It stars Adedimeji Lateef, Aisha Lawal, Broda Shaggi, Femi Adebayo, Ibrahim Chatta, Mr. Macaroni, Odunlade Adekola, Toyin Abraham Ajeyemis, and Peju Ogunmola, to mention but a few.
Femi Adebayo hinted at the movie costing over a ₦100 million to produce.