Nigeria's top 10 grossing movies in 2018 made N697 million

Last year, the two most financially successful films made N228 million and N104 million each.

AY Makun's film tops list of highest grossing Nollywood movies for 2018
  • National Film and Video Censors Board releases highest grossing movies in 2018
  • First on the list is 'Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons' released in September
  • 'King of Boys', released in October, follows in second place.

Nigeria's top 10 grossing movies in 2018 made N697 million.

This has been revealed by an industry book by the National Film and Video Censors Board.

Presenting Nollywood at a glance, it takes stock of all the 87 films released last year by the cinema film distributors like FilmOne distribution, Genesis Cinemas, Silverbird film distribution and Blue Pictures distribution.


It also considers the estimates of the total box office sales of these movies in both Nigerian and Ghanian cinemas presented as of November 16, 2018.

Based on all the facts, Ay Makun's 'Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons' which made N228 million, has been crowned the highest-grossing Nollywood movie of the year.

Kemi Adetiba's 'King of Boys' making N104 million comes in second place followed by 'The Ghost & the Tout' by Nollywood actress, Toyin Abraham with N77 million.

'Merry Men' is currently the fourth highest-grossing Nigerian film of all time.


Here are highest grossing Nollywood movies for 2018

  1. 'Merry Men' - N228 million
  2. 'King of Boys' - N104 million
  3. 'The Ghost & the Tout' - N77 million
  4. 'Moms at War' - N65 million
  5. 'The Royal Hibiscus Hotel' - N58 million
  6. 'The Vendor' - N44 million
  7. 'New Money' - N41 million
  8. '7 and a Half Dates' - N33 million
  9. 'Lara & The Beat' - N31 million
  10. 'Crazy People' - N16 million


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