A Nigerian movie titled,”The Wedding Party 2″ costs over 300 million Naira
One of the Executive Producers of the movie Wedding Party, Kene Mkparu, has disclosed that it costs N300million to produce the movie Wedding Party 2 – Destination Dubai.
It was released on December 15, 2017, has raked in over N500m within the six weeks of its release in cinemas, making it the highest-grossing Nollywood film ever.
Mkparu says he believes” you have to spend money to make money”, and if you can show from your business plan how you would recoup this money, the banks are willing to give you.”
Mkparu further revealed that the partnership the production had with other relevant stakeholders, especially in tourism, in Dubai added colour to the glitz and glamour of the WP2.
“The idea of the film is to show that it is possible in Nigeria today to create a movie that can entertain, sell and make money.
“We wanted to prove that it is possible to make money from all the value chains in the industry, even in the midst of piracy threats.
“The producers looked at what the audience enjoys in cinemas, and we created a script of a topical issue that people can identify with and have fun identifying with those things,” he noted.
The Wedding Party is a signature title by ELFIKE Film Collective, a partnership between Ebony Life Films, FilmOne Distribution, Inkblot Productions and Koga Studios.
The WP1 was premiered in cinemas across Nigeria in December 2016 and reportedly grossed N203m in just two weeks, topping the 2016 Nigerian Box Office.
Its sequel, the WP2-Dubai Destination, was then released in cinemas exactly one year after, and it grossed in N73m within the first three days of its opening.