Highly anticipated romantic comedy “The Wedding Party” has set a new box office record. It is currently the biggest opening weekend in Nollywood after grossing 36 million Naira in three days.
Kemi Adetiba who directed the movie took to Instagram to share the news with the below caption;
Ladies and Gentlemen… The record has been BROKEN!!! And YOU GUYS did it for us.
36million in THREE Days. Thank you TO EVERY person that took the time out, spent money to watch this film. You have no idea how overwhelmed I am right now. First feature breaks the box office record for opening weekend. God is soooooooooooooooo good!!! You guys are tooooooo amazing #RecordBreakers
The romantic comedy stars Adesua Etomi as Dunni Coker, Banky W as Dozie, Alibaba and Sola Sobowale as Dunni’s parents, and Ireti Doyle and Richard Mofe-Damijo as Dozie’s parents. It also stars Zainab Balogun, Enyinna Nwigwe, Frank Donga, Saka, AY, Ikechukwu, Beverly Naya, Emma OhMaGod, Lepacious Bose amongst others
Directed by Kemi Adetiba, the romantic comedy which was first announced in April 2016 screened for the first time on Thursday, September 8, 2016, at the opening night of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) as a selection of the Spotlight City to City program.
The movie also screened at the 2016 Joburg Film Festival which held from October 28 to November 5, 2016.
Written by playwright, Tosin Otudeko, “The Wedding Party” made its debut in cinemas nationwide on December 16, 2016.