Nigeria biggest and most anticipated movie for the year, “The Wedding Party 2-Destination Dubai,” has made over 73 million Naira on its opening weekend, its producers said.
The movie was released in cinemas across the country on Friday, December 15. This feat is now the highest ever in the Nigerian Box Office, breaking the N36 million record set by the first part of the movie, ’The Wedding Party 1,’ on its opening weekend last year.
Mo Abudu, Chief Executive of Ebony Studios, one of the producers of movie, made the success of the sequel known on her Instagram page.
She wrote: “what can I say, but thank you Lord. Thank you Nigeria. The Wedding Party 2: Destination Dubai now goes down as the highest opening weekend ever at the Nigerian box office for both Nollywood and international films!
“Last year we did N36m on #TWP1 for our opening weekend, now we have doubled that, this is evidence that Yes We Can and we have!
“Nigeria let’s continue to break this record together, to be the highest grossing film of all time, so that we can tell the world that We Can.
Nigerian movie lovers have been expecting this sequel to the inter-tribal-marriage-themed movie, which recently translated to the real life marriage of its main characters Dunni (Adesua) and Dozie (Banky W).
The anticipation for the movie heightened when the two main characters in the movie Dozie (Banky W) and Dunni (Adesuwa) got engaged and finally made their two year relationship public.