Barely a week of its release to the cinemas, “The Return of Jenifa” (TROJ) has out sold all other Nollywood movies at the cinema in the country, a feat which many believe may rank the movie as one of the fastest grossing Nollywood movies.
The feat is more remarkable as the movie is only showing in three cinemas- Silverbird Lagos and Abuja and Ozone Cinema in Yaba, Lagos.
Recording such a feat may not come as a surprise because Funke is renowned for churning out blockbusters movies. Movies like Jenifa and Omo Ghetto were said to have sold in their numbers.
The impressive showing which has already earned the producer more than N10 million in seven may see the producer earning more as some of the cinemas have asked for a two weeks extension. This means the movie will be at the cinema for four weeks.
Since its premier at The Muson Center on the Friday, October 7, the movie has been earning the applause and respect of industry people who trooped out in their numbers to support the actress at the premiere.
Some of the celebrities who thronged the premiere included the First Lady of Lagos Eldee, Dayo Adeneye, Rita Dominic, Kate Henshaw, Oge Okoye, Ali Baba, Gbenga Adeyinka, AY, Julius Agwu, Tunde Kelani, Ireti Osayemi, Ibinabo Fiberesima, Chioma Chukwuka, Helen Paul, Queen Nwokoye, Adora Ukoh, Kunle Bakare, Mayor Akinpelu and others.
The Return of Jenifa which was shot within and outside the country features an impressive cast which parades both music and movie stars such as Eldee the Don, Banky W, Denrele, Antar Laniyan, Helen Paul and others. The movie was shot by DJ Tee.