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‘Aki and Pawpaw’ remake made a gross N30 million in opening weekend

The comedy remake premiered in cinemas on December 17, 2021.

'Aki and Pawpaw' remake made a gross N30 million in opening weekend

‘Aki and Pawpaw’ official poster [Instagram/charlesofplay]

Play Network studios and FilmOne Entertainment’s new comedy remake, ‘Aki and Pawpaw’ kicked off its theatrical release on an impressively high note last weekend.

The comedy which premiered on December 17, reportedly grossed an impressive N30 million in the box office in its opening weekend.

Confirming the film’s huge feat, co-producer Mimi Bartels wrote on Instagram:

“Close one! Thank you, Nigeria. We had to contend with Hollywood and still stood strong and it is all because of you.”

The film’s impressive opening weekend numbers come amid the release of major titles including Marvel’s ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home.

Starring Chinedu Ikedieze and Osita Iheme for their reunion as onscreen twin brothers, the sequel was written by Steph Boyo and Ozioma Ogbaji follows their adventures with a social media-influenced fortune hunt.

The Biodun Stephen-directed remake also stars Toyin Abraham, Amaechi Muonagor, Stan Nze, Chioma Okafor, Uti Nwachukwu, and more.

Updated: December 23, 2021 — 6:07 pm

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