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Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Avengers come to town this week

 Left: Patrick Lee, GM Ozone Cinemas in Ironman mask and Thor

The most anticipated Hollywood movie in the month of May, Avengers will hit the screens this week in Nigeria on Thursday, a day earlier than the worldwide release date. Avengers features superhero characters; Iron Man, Thor, Incredible Hulk, Hawkeye, Captain America and Black Widow. 

The movie which will hit the theaters in the U.S will be shown to the Nigerian cinema audience on Thursday 3rd May as an exclusive costume premiere will hold at Ozone Cinema, Yaba, Lagos. 




Osorigwe Ifeanyi, CEO Albertronics Gadget zone in Captain America's shield. Joy Lilbeno, CEO Blue Pictures

Fans will have the opportunity to purchase costumes of their favorite superhero characters on the night or days before  at a give-away price.
This is a first-of-its-kind exclusive costume premiere in this part of the world and it has been brought about by Ozone Cinema in partnership with Fanta, Blue Pictures, Walt Disney and Crimson Media. The costumes for the movie are already selling at Ozone Cinema; they include all sorts of costumes ranging from face masks, shields, full regalia of Iron Man and Thor, Captain America and others.
The costume premiere will start 5pm on Thursday 3rd May, 2012 with the Avengers red carpet but before then there would be different activities an hour before where there would be an auction of some of the Avengers collections, brand placements amidst other activities.  
For those who would like to win free movie tickets to the event, they are enjoined to buy any meal worth N1000 with 2 bottles of Fanta, at Sweet sensation Alagomeji, Allen Avenue, and Apapa road, Chicken Republic at Ikeja Mall and E-center and win instantly a free ticket.
Speaking on the Avengers costume premiere, the General Manager of Ozone Cinema, Mr. Patrick says ‘’the Avengers is a rare movie in that it brought together six superhero characters which most people know about, Nigerians will love this movie, the costumes are now selling and we implore our cinema audience to get theirs early before they sell out’’.

The distributor of the movie in West Africa, Joy Lilbeno of Blue Pictures shed more light on the movie and why her company played a part in bringing the costume premiere to Nigeria, ‘’we distributed the movie, Avatar and it sold 80million Naira, since then we realized the kind of huge market we have here. Funke Akindele’s Return of Jenifa also sold 35million Naira, a figure which is very huge for a Nigerian movie; those movies have thought us that the cinema culture in Nigeria has improved tremendously. Avengers will do well because most Nigerians grew up reading the Marvel Comics, my brothers and I used to have them when we were much younger’’.
The movie will be in all cinemas nationwide from Friday May 4th, 2012.
 

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lagosians do not dull!!! Go and see this movie, don't wait for the pirated discs, as you would not appreciate it. It got the whole lot, action, comedy, and even a bit of emotion....

I can bet with you that after you've seen it, you'd come out smiling loving the Hulk.

HULK SMASH!!!! Hehe.

Anonymous said...

action packed movie,av just watched it last weekend here in SA....

Anonymous said...

Well I watched the movie where I am. It came out last week. Fantastic film. Especially in iMax 3D

allenjay said...

very interesting movie... got it on torrent three days ago...

Holuwasheyee said...

Must seen
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Anonymous said...

eeerrrmm.... watchedinema this in a London cinema on saturday

Anonymous said...

linda its been released world wide already...saw it in london almst 2 weeks ago

Dhayorr said...

Yipeeeeeeeee, am so happy. was thinking it was gonna get here by the end of the month. am so impressed.

jen said...

hmmmm nice one but i think i will prefer the cartoon series to the real movie. preview so far aint so interesting ...to meee oh . before una begin tear me apart

Anonymous said...

Good movie, It came out in UK a week ago or so ...

Omowale Bello said...

Nice movie, seen it here in London last week...a must watch, especially in 3D

Anonymous said...

#Gbagaun *Must see

Anonymous said...

Linda, are u sure it hasn't premiered in the US? Watched it in SA last week. @Jen, u should watch it. Action packed all the way and interesting one-liners

Anonymous said...

Rubbish. No lesson to learn. Stupid sci-fi movie.

Anonymous said...

Linda, I am a fan of yours but please check your facts before you publish. The film was released in the US on April 11 and in UK on 26 April;
Go To: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0848228/releaseinfo for more details. It only took me 2 seconds to get this info.

Anonymous said...

Avengers release dates;

Source:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0848228/releaseinfo

Country Date
USA 11 April 2012 (Hollywood, California) (premiere)
Australia 25 April 2012
Belgium 25 April 2012
France 25 April 2012
Italy 25 April 2012
Netherlands 25 April 2012
New Zealand 25 April 2012
Philippines 25 April 2012
Portugal 25 April 2012
Taiwan 25 April 2012
Argentina 26 April 2012
Chile 26 April 2012
Denmark 26 April 2012
Dominican Republic 26 April 2012
Germany 26 April 2012
Greece 26 April 2012
Hong Kong 26 April 2012
Hungary 26 April 2012
Ireland 26 April 2012
Peru 26 April 2012
South Korea 26 April 2012
UK 26 April 2012
Brazil 27 April 2012
Colombia 27 April 2012
Costa Rica 27 April 2012
Finland 27 April 2012
Guatemala 27 April 2012
Iceland 27 April 2012
India 27 April 2012
Mexico 27 April 2012
Norway 27 April 2012
Panama 27 April 2012
Paraguay 27 April 2012
Spain 27 April 2012
Sweden 27 April 2012
Vietnam 27 April 2012
USA 28 April 2012 (Tribeca Film Festival)
Latvia 1 May 2012
Singapore 1 May 2012
Thailand 1 May 2012
Serbia 2 May 2012
Croatia 3 May 2012
Czech Republic 3 May 2012
Kuwait 3 May 2012
Russia 3 May 2012
Serbia 3 May 2012
Slovenia 3 May 2012
Bulgaria 4 May 2012
Canada 4 May 2012
Estonia 4 May 2012
Indonesia 4 May 2012
Lithuania 4 May 2012
Romania 4 May 2012
Turkey 4 May 2012
USA 4 May 2012
Israel 10 May 2012
Pakistan 11 May 2012
Poland 11 May 2012
Japan 17 August 2012

Anonymous said...

i havent even seen the movie yet, it has been out since last week, i'd go see it nw tho, it seems interesting.

Anonymous said...

Linda this movie has already been released in 39 countries and has already raked in $178.5million. We get to see it earlier than those in America cos it would premiere there this weekend so this ozone cinema stuff isn't a big deal. Pls people, don't go buy pirated copies.I've been waiting for this movie 4 a while now.can't wait to see Thor again :)

CHI

Anonymous said...

This movie was released in South Africa last week Thursday...I watched it yesteray; BRILLIANT movie!

Anonymous said...

The US release date is 4 May 2012; that is not the worldwide release date. The worldwide release seems to vary by country, as many countries have already started screening this movie.

Anonymous said...

i've seen d pirated copy borrit at ojuelegba for 150naira....not bad.

Anonymous said...

very entertaining and the hulk was the meanest character, absolutely love him

Anonymous said...

But this movie came out in England on the 26th of April so how is Thursday the day before the worldwide release date?

Anonymous said...

this movie is sooooo delicious....like so many nice guys....major reason i watched it!

Linda Ikeji said...

Erm, this is actually a press release...has nothing to do with me :-)

Anonymous said...

For those who are quick to make corrections, Avengers has not yet been released in US. It was pushed back to May 4th!

Anonymous said...

Linda linda,always d business woman.

Anonymous said...

Linda u have gbagauned.... #those movies have thought us that the cinema culture in Nigeria has improved tremendously.....
And guys leave Linda alone oh, no be she generate the story... Go and fight with ozone cinemas and Blue movies

Anonymous said...

I would like to quote Linda on "give away price"....how give away is a price of N75000 for a costune tht would be worn just once, bearing in mind the fact that we don't do halowwen in Nigeria nor have costume partys on d regular????

Anonymous said...

Cant be that clear. You will only have a cam, or TS version not BDrip, R5, DVDrip or BRRIP that are much more clearer.

Anonymous said...

Its been released world wide but the US release date is 4th of May. The movie has already made $281m world wide. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvel%27s_The_Avengers

Anonymous said...

It hasnt premiered in the US yet. US premier date is 4th of May. It premiered in other countries from the UK, south africa and Australia. the movie has mad $281m so far.

Anonymous said...

wrong the movie premiers on the 4th of May in the US, Linda is very correct. check box office mojo. http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=avengers11.htm

Anonymous said...

April 11 was the world premier check http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvel%27s_The_Avengers , http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?page=intl&id=avengers11.htm

Anonymous said...

Your article or press release is right Linda no need to defend it. The movie premiered on the 11th of April In California now that doesn't mean it was released for public screening. The Official US release date is 4th of May. other countries have had the release dates.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvel%27s_The_Avengers , http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?page=intl&id=avengers11.htm

Source:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0848228/releaseinfo

Country Date
USA 11 April 2012 (Hollywood, California) (premiere)
Australia 25 April 2012
Belgium 25 April 2012
France 25 April 2012
Italy 25 April 2012
Netherlands 25 April 2012
New Zealand 25 April 2012
Philippines 25 April 2012
Portugal 25 April 2012
Taiwan 25 April 2012
Argentina 26 April 2012
Chile 26 April 2012
Denmark 26 April 2012
Dominican Republic 26 April 2012
Germany 26 April 2012
Greece 26 April 2012
Hong Kong 26 April 2012
Hungary 26 April 2012
Ireland 26 April 2012
Peru 26 April 2012
South Korea 26 April 2012
UK 26 April 2012
Brazil 27 April 2012
Colombia 27 April 2012
Costa Rica 27 April 2012
Finland 27 April 2012
Guatemala 27 April 2012
Iceland 27 April 2012
India 27 April 2012
Mexico 27 April 2012
Norway 27 April 2012
Panama 27 April 2012
Paraguay 27 April 2012
Spain 27 April 2012
Sweden 27 April 2012
Vietnam 27 April 2012
USA 28 April 2012 (Tribeca Film Festival)
Latvia 1 May 2012
Singapore 1 May 2012
Thailand 1 May 2012
Serbia 2 May 2012
Croatia 3 May 2012
Czech Republic 3 May 2012
Kuwait 3 May 2012
Russia 3 May 2012
Serbia 3 May 2012
Slovenia 3 May 2012
Bulgaria 4 May 2012
Canada 4 May 2012
Estonia 4 May 2012
Indonesia 4 May 2012
Lithuania 4 May 2012
Romania 4 May 2012
Turkey 4 May 2012
USA 4 May 2012
Israel 10 May 2012
Pakistan 11 May 2012
Poland 11 May 2012
Japan 17 August 2012

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