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Nigerian box office: ‘Hustlers’ rises to №1 with N12.5 million

Hustlers has an A-list cast including Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, Keke Palmer, Lili Reinhart, Julia Stiles, Cardi B and Lizzo.
  • The Jennifer Lopez-led movie hit theatres on September 13, 2019.
  • Showing in 46 locations across the country, it made N12.5 million within two days. 

The Nigerian box office has a new ruler and that's newcomer “Hustlers”.

Figures from the Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN) show that the Jennifer Lopez-led movie is in first place at the domestic box office this weekend with an estimated N12.5 million.

This is its first week in over 40 theatres across the country.

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Inspired by the fascinating 2015 New York Magazine article, “The Hustlers at Scores”, the film follows a group of former strippers who turn the tables on Wall Street men by drugging them and then maxing out their credit cards.

It features an A-list cast including Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, Keke Palmer, Lili Reinhart, Julia Stiles, Cardi B, Lizzo and an epic cameo by singer Usher Raymond.

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The movie is doing great numbers abroad. According to Box Office Mojo, it grossed $33.2 million from September 13–15, 2019. This is the best opening weekend ever for the studio — STXfilms and for a Jennifer Lopez live-action movie.

Hustlers has received an 88% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes (71% audience score) and has been getting Oscar buzz since its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday. 

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