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Winning! AY’s Sophomore Movie ‘A Trip to Jamaica’ breaks his Debut Movie ’30 Days in Atlanta’s Guinness World Record



ay-moviesIt’s another good news for Comedian AY as his movie ‘A Trip to Jamaica’ has broken his debut movie’s record as the highest grossing Nollywood/Hollywood movie in Nigerian cinemas.

‘3o Days in Atlanta’ was the highest grossing film of 2015 in Nigerian cinemas, beating other Bollywood, Nollywood and Hollywood films.

AY wrote on Instagram:


The movie has beaten the box office revenues of all the big budget Hollywood Titles released in 2016 here in Nigeria. These includes BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN, CAPTAIN AMERICA, SUICIDE SQUAD, LONDON HAS FALLEN, GODS OF EGYPT, TRANSPORTER, DOCTOR STRANGE, TARZAN, MAGNIFICENT 7 and CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE.

Thanks to you all for going to the cinemas to see Nollywood movies.


The movie, which was released in September was produced by AY and directed by Robert O. Peters.

According to the Executive Director of Filmone Distribution, Moses Babatope, the movie has brought in about N168 million revenue at the box office.

He said that the movie set a new benchmark in Nollywood as the first film to hit N35 million in its first weekend and the first film to hit N62 million in its first week. He added that the movie was currently the fastest film to get N100m – 17 days, and the fastest film to N150m – 6 weeks.




    November 21, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    Congratulations to you AY! I guess you have found your winning formula! The numbers are huge for 2016, so i am thinking comedy is what most Nigerians are looking for or comedy with AY & Funke!
    FYI to other filmmakers, your story line needs to be better so please dont go the line of comedy if that isnt your strong suit.

    • Ene

      November 21, 2016 at 3:22 pm

      You know this @xplorenollywood.I’m sure next year we will be seeing many more comedies.LOL #Naijanodeycarrylast Congratulations A.Y

  2. ps

    November 21, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    No hater, but a trip to Jamaica was super boring and 30 days in Atlanta was just there. (Script) At should work on better scripts, and congratulations to him on his exploits

    • DAME

      November 22, 2016 at 11:48 am

      I sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo agree with you, that movie was super boring, script and story line did not correlate… grossing lol…pls this is a big fat lie biko….whoever is in charge sure knows what games they are playing..AY if you decide to deceive yourself and keep making movies abeg get a better script writer and someone who can interpret your ideas…

  3. Kyjuan

    November 21, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    Our very own Kevin Hart perhaps?

    • Tee

      November 21, 2016 at 5:24 pm


  4. curios

    November 21, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    we need to study AY as a business model in our schools. He is not the most talented comedian (i don’t even find his jokes funny), and if we talk about film makers or actors in Nigeria…. he is not even among top 20. But somehow this guy keeps breaking records, surpassing the likes of my mentor kunle afolanyan and the rest. There is a lesson here for everyone of us who want to start out something….NEVER EVER LOOK DOWN ON YOURSELF OR LET PEOPLE TELL YOU, YOU CAN’T DO SOMETHING. Just follow your heart and pursue your dreams, don’t over think things ….just do….you would make plenty mistakes along the line, learn from them and keep moving……….i can’t guarantee you would get to your intended destination, but one thing i can guarantee is you never ever regret fighting for dreams…..even if things don’t turn out the way you want……there’s this fulfillment that comes with fighting for something you love…..a feeling cowards would never experience… all the dreamers out there…..GOOD LUCK AND GOD SPEED!!!

    • Yinka Taiwo

      November 21, 2016 at 6:28 pm

      You said it right. The race is not to the swift. We need to study his strategy

    • Marlvina

      November 21, 2016 at 7:28 pm

      I think his strategy wld be his casts in the movies. He’s very particular at who plays what in his movies.

    • nene

      November 21, 2016 at 7:45 pm

      i think he’s successful because of the lineups in his comedy shows and his movies. he can’t sell a movie on his own and he definitely is not funny as a comedian, so he has other people to thank for his success. he might just be lucky at this point in his life. everyone’s time will come but you have to grab the opportunity while it lasts.

  5. Ben

    November 21, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    Trip to Jamaica was interesting until it started dragging. The part acted in Lagos and London were the best, but the Jamaican part dragged, I could not wait for it to end.

  6. Bowl

    November 21, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    This buttresses what I have been saying about Nollywood. The key is the market. Understand your market. They don’t want Hollywood embellished nonsense.Very crappy movie and yet did so well.AY, enjoy ,na God give you.

  7. Marlvina

    November 21, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    Hmm I also think the Wedding Party movie would make it big this year! Can’t wait for the premiere.

  8. Mmh...

    November 21, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    Read a review on the 2 films he’s done and was rated not so intelligent. So how is he making so much money?????? Mediocrity sells like shit in here!!! Bros Ay who is your otumopko dealer? Hook me up pretty please?

  9. Concerned nigerian

    November 21, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    TBH I don’t know the universe that Ay goes to to get his box office numbers.Ask anyone that works in the cinemas about these numbers and they’ll tell you its impossible.Ask his colleagues and they also will laugh and just say “you dey mind ay” ask his previous investors if they got returns from their investments and you’ll hear crickets….We need to start telling ourselves the truth…count down till Ay next movie does 500 million first week sales.

    • Taj

      November 22, 2016 at 3:13 am

      Ay does not even give the numbers. Go on YouTube and watch the cinema owners give the numbers. Bad belle generation

  10. Ade

    November 22, 2016 at 3:10 am

    We say he is not funny, yet he runs the biggest comedy show in Africa. We say he is using other big actors and comedians…. but when they do their own shows or act in other movies…. they dont sell. The same man is still going into the Guinness book again, people who are yet to make their family list in the village still come here to comment.

    As for me and my family, we shall tap into his grace. Salute to the living legend Ayr

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