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Chief Daddy has the Second Highest Opening Weekend Box Office debut in Nollywood for 2018!



Over the weekend, EbonyLife Films ‘Chief Daddy‘ premiered in the cinemas and it’s gotten off to a good start by selling over N40 million worth of movie tickets in its first three days of regional release!

Although these figures exclude advance and private screenings, Chief Daddy is currently the number one film in Nigeria and West Africa. Chief Daddy takes the spot for the second-highest opening weekend for a Nollywood film in 2018 and the third-highest-ever opening weekend for a Nollywood film. This makes it the fifth consecutive number one feature from EbonyLife Films, following Fifty, The Wedding Party, The Wedding Party 2 and The Royal Hibiscus Hotel.

The N42.6 million debut has Chief Daddy officially surpassing The Wedding Party, Nigeria’s highest grossing movie, which had a N36 million opening weekend. Chief Daddy is on course to deliver an impressive N70 million in its first week and up to N200 million before the year ends. With this new record, this places Niyi Akinmolayan as the first film director to have two number one movies in the same calendar year (The Wedding Party 2 and Chief Daddy).


  1. My Opinion!!!

    December 18, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    Come on! How many people have even seen this movie? *yimu*

  2. Yinmu

    December 18, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    Why all this statistics? Is this a slight at other movie makers like AY & Kemi?? Make your movie, debut it and move on with your rating and profit ojare…

  3. Adamazi

    December 18, 2018 at 9:21 pm

    Congratulations. Looking forward to the worldwide release. Netflix, Ebony Life TV, My Filmhouse…

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