Half of a Yellow Sun’ which was released into the Nigerian cinemas on the 1st of August has set a new record in box office figures. The movie is right now at the number one spot in Nigerian cinemas, ahead of Marvel Studio’s ‘Guardian of Galaxy’.
The movie has been able to surpass other box office trailblazers for first weekend figures; Last Flight to Abuja made (N8.35Million), Phone Swap (N3.72Million), Maami (N3.30Million), and The Return of Jennifer (N10Million).
The movie, featuring BAFTA award winner and Oscar nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor, BAFTA award winner Thandie Newton,Onyeka Onwenu, Genevieve Nnaji, O.C. Ukeje, and Zack Orji, is adapted from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s award-winning international best-seller written and directed by Biyi Bandele. And it is still showing in cinemas across Nigeria.