‘Aki and Pawpaw,‘ a new comedy remake from Play Network Studios and FilmOne Entertainment, debuted in theaters on a high note last weekend.
The comedy, which premiered on December 17, is said to have made an impressive N30 million in its first weekend at the box office.
Mimi Bartels, the film’s co-producer, confirmed the film’s monumental achievement on Instagram:
“One step closer! Nigeria, thank you. We had to battle Hollywood and came out on top, and it’s all thanks to you.”
The film’s strong opening weekend performance comes against the backdrop of major releases such as Marvel’s ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home.’
The sequel, written by Steph Boyo and Ozioma Ogbaji and starring Chinedu Ikedieze and Osita Iheme for their reunion as onscreen twin brothers, follows their adventures with a social media-influenced fortune hunt.
Toyin Abraham, Amaechi Muonagor, Stan Nze, Chioma Okafor, Uti Nwachukwu, and others star in the Biodun Stephen-directed remake.