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NIGERIAN BOX OFFICE HIT “A TRIBE CALLED JUDAH” SET TO CONQUER UK AUDIENCES

Since its debut on December 15, 2023, ‘A Tribe Called Judah’ has proven itself a true sensation in Nigeria, rewriting box office history and deeply resonating with audiences across the nation. Following this triumphant success, the film is now preparing for launch in the United Kingdom during the festive season.

The news broke when co-director Adeoluwa Owu, also known as Captain Degzy, took to Instagram with an electrifying announcement about the film’s imminent journey to the UK for the holiday season.

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This cinematic gem has achieved unprecedented milestones, becoming the first Nollywood film to gross over 113 million naira within its opening weekend. Its continuous momentum has propelled it to the top of the charts, grossing an astounding 122.7 million naira, securing its position as the highest-grossing film of 2023 in Nigeria.

In a strategic move to expand its triumph globally, the film has inked a distribution deal with Independent Film Exhibition Consultancy (IFEC) and is set to hit the screens of several prominent British cinemas. Starting December 29, audiences can catch ‘A Tribe Called Judah’ at select locations including Streatham, Surrey Quays, Manchester GN, and Greenwich, promising a widespread and immersive experience across these premiere venues.

However, venturing into the UK market presents unique challenges, primarily concerning distribution terms. In contrast to Nigeria, where the film enjoyed substantial returns, UK cinemas often retain up to 70% of ticket sales revenue, to break-even might be a formidable challenge. Nonetheless, buoyed by its resounding success in Nigeria, the potential of “A Tribe Called Judah” cannot be underestimated.

The movie narrates an engaging tale of familial bonds, compellingly portrayed by its talented cast, including Funke Akindele as the matriarch. This narrative, centered on the brothers’ quest to save their mother by orchestrating a daring heist, has resonated with Nigerian audiences, generating widespread acclaim.

The anticipation surrounding the film’s UK release stems from its universal themes, emotional depth, and the track record of Nigerian cinema making waves globally. The captivating storyline coupled with its exceptional box office performance suggests that “A Tribe Called Judah” is well-positioned to captivate and resonate with British moviegoers.

As “A Tribe Called Judah” takes its next stride onto the international stage, it carries with it the hopes of not just Nigerian cinema but also the potential to showcase the richness of storytelling from Africa to a global audience. The film’s journey from the vibrant landscapes of Nigeria to the theaters in the UK marks a milestone.

Since its debut on December 15, 2023, ‘A Tribe Called Judah’ has proven itself a true sensation in Nigeria, rewriting box office history and deeply resonating with audiences across the nation. Following this triumphant success, the film is now preparing for launch in the United Kingdom during the festive season.

The news broke when co-director Adeoluwa Owu, also known as Captain Degzy, took to Instagram with an electrifying announcement about the film’s imminent journey to the UK for the holiday season.https://www.instagram.com/p/C1G-Yx_NVMu/?igsh=Znk4cnNrZHVob2szThis cinematic gem has achieved unprecedented milestones, becoming the first Nollywood film to gross over 113 million naira within its opening weekend. Its continuous momentum has propelled it to the top of the charts, grossing an astounding 122.7 million naira, securing its position as the highest-grossing film of 2023 in Nigeria.

In a strategic move to expand its triumph globally, the film has inked a distribution deal with Independent Film Exhibition Consultancy (IFEC) and is set to hit the screens of several prominent British cinemas. Starting December 29, audiences can catch ‘A Tribe Called Judah’ at select locations including Streatham, Surrey Quays, Manchester GN, and Greenwich, promising a widespread and immersive experience across these premiere venues.

However, venturing into the UK market presents unique challenges, primarily concerning distribution terms. In contrast to Nigeria, where the film enjoyed substantial returns, UK cinemas often retain up to 70% of ticket sales revenue, to break-even might be a formidable challenge. Nonetheless, buoyed by its resounding success in Nigeria, the potential of “A Tribe Called Judah” cannot be underestimated.

The movie narrates an engaging tale of familial bonds, compellingly portrayed by its talented cast, including Funke Akindele as the matriarch. This narrative, centered on the brothers’ quest to save their mother by orchestrating a daring heist, has resonated with Nigerian audiences, generating widespread acclaim.

The anticipation surrounding the film’s UK release stems from its universal themes, emotional depth, and the track record of Nigerian cinema making waves globally. The captivating storyline coupled with its exceptional box office performance suggests that “A Tribe Called Judah” is well-positioned to captivate and resonate with British moviegoers.

As “A Tribe Called Judah” takes its next stride onto the international stage, it carries with it the hopes of not just Nigerian cinema but also the potential to showcase the richness of storytelling from Africa to a global audience. The film’s journey from the vibrant landscapes of Nigeria to the theaters in the UK marks a milestone.

By Shalom Obisesan

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