Funke Akindele’s latest movie, ‘Battle on Buka Street has reportedly grossed over $61,000 dollars over the 4-day new year weekend after its release in the United States and United Kingdom.
‘Battle on Buka Street’, which is currently the number one movie at the box office, earning over N360 million in three weeks, with the collaborative effort of FilmOne (Nigeria) and Part Two Media (USA), the movie was released on the 30th of Dec, 2022, with the support of Amplify Africa.
It’s also reported that the movie debuted in 11 Regal Cinemas, which makes “Battle on Buka street” the first-ever indigenous Nollywood release in the United States.
The movie, ‘Battle on Buka Street’ is directed by Funke Akindele and Tobi Makinde and in the second week due to strong demand and sell-out shows, Regal has added 11 locations.
Moses Babatope and Kene Okwuosa, from FilmOne Entertainment; said, “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.”
FilmOne and Regal Cinemas are also in discussion to debut Toyin Abraham’s ‘Ijakumo: Born Again Stripper’ on January 13, 2023, in the US and UK.
The movie opens exclusively at select Regal theatres, with advance screenings starting on January 12th.
The Film Conversation earlier reported that the movie started streaming in Nigeria on December 16, 2022.
The 45-year-old actress said that the new movie is intriguing, hilarious and suspense-filled with family drama and the battle of the two local food sellers to become the ‘King of Buka Streets’ in Otanwa community, as seen in the trailer.
The film sees an array of stars like Funke Akindele, Mercy Johnson, Sola Sobowale, Tina Mba, Bimbo Ademoye, Nkem Owoh, Femi Jacobs, kelvin Ikeduba, Tobi Makinde and a host of other prolific actors.
‘Battle o Buka Street’ is from the stables of Funke Ayotunde Akindele and FilmOne Entertainment.