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Friday, 1 August 2014

Half of a Yellow Sun debuts in cinemas today - Generates N280m

The much awaited cinema release date for the highly anticipated movie ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ is finally here as it opens in cinemas today, Friday 1st of August.

The movie which has been released in cinemas in the UK, USA, Australia and New Zealand and has performed tremendously well, generating N280 million is expected to do more in the Nigerian market, as the producer, director and writer are all Nigerians. Continue...


The movie generated Two Hundred and Eighty Million Naira (N280,000,000) abroad from cinema releases, in-flight viewing right sales, and online viewing right sales.

According to an official of Bigsam Media “we are really happy that ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ is finally in cinemas today and we wish every Nigerian a happy viewing.”

The movie features BAFTA award winner and Oscar nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor, BAFTA award winner Thandie Newton, Genevieve Nnaji, O.C. Ukeje, Zack orji and Onyeka Onwenu.

55 Comments:

  • At 1 August 2014 at 14:48 , Blogger Osho klinsmann said...

    wow....Nice!!.. someone told me it also has a book...no too sure...
    osho klinsmann's blog

     
  • At 1 August 2014 at 14:49 , Blogger Osho klinsmann said...

    not*

     
  • At 1 August 2014 at 14:50 , Blogger Bolateetoh said...

    Ope o!congratulations to d producer. More grease to ur elbow.

     
  • At 1 August 2014 at 14:51 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    That's the equivalent of £1m!!!
    That doesn't equate to meaning it did well!!

     
  • At 1 August 2014 at 14:53 , Blogger Agulanna Gift said...

    wowooo!!! this is great. i can't wait to watch this movieoo

     
  • At 1 August 2014 at 14:55 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Finally. Bionic

     
  • At 1 August 2014 at 14:56 , Blogger Angie Cape said...

    Ok...


    * My R1.50c comment *

     
  • At 1 August 2014 at 14:56 , Anonymous Gold said...

    ok

     
  • At 1 August 2014 at 15:00 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I'm pretty sure Most people are Prolly interested in the movie cos of stars like Chiwetel Ejiofor and not because the director,producer et all are Nigerians

     
  • At 1 August 2014 at 15:01 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Wow that's Nice one #Agana

     
  • At 1 August 2014 at 15:03 , Blogger Angela Richard said...

    :-B

     
  • At 1 August 2014 at 15:04 , Blogger Darkchildlovethyhair said...

  • At 1 August 2014 at 15:13 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Ok #bright bravo#

     
  • At 1 August 2014 at 15:21 , Anonymous Okoro said...

    Great news for movie lovers.

     
  • At 1 August 2014 at 15:21 , Blogger chidera robert said...

    This is a movie to watch,

     
  • At 1 August 2014 at 15:33 , Blogger Pretty Aify said...

    Please ooooh! Linda, when will silverbird cinema (Abuja) show this movie? i've been waiting for this movie...

     
  • At 1 August 2014 at 15:37 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    *rubs eyes* now is the time to hit the ibom cinemas #250.


    _________Fortunedexcel@rediffmail.com

     
  • At 1 August 2014 at 15:37 , Blogger hilary obiorah said...

    before we get excited we gotta know how much was used to make the movie, that way you would know how well it did in the market.

     
  • At 1 August 2014 at 15:42 , Anonymous vera said...

    Thnk God we can finally c dis movie

     
  • At 1 August 2014 at 15:58 , Blogger Julz said...

    Way to go! Its definitely going to earn more from the Nigerian market. Its like the most anticipated movie of all time. Weldone Adichie

     
  • At 1 August 2014 at 15:59 , Blogger lilian ogede said...

    Very good.

     
  • At 1 August 2014 at 16:05 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Will Love To See This Movie(Linda's Man)

     
  • At 1 August 2014 at 16:23 , Anonymous #king said...

    nice..a must watch............................#KingOfKings

     
  • At 1 August 2014 at 16:24 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Just hoping d National Film nd Video Censors board haven't overcensored d living daylight out of d movie ooooooooo! We need 2 watch everything/scenes nd not some!





    #GozManuel Says#

     
  • At 1 August 2014 at 16:30 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    The best of the movie finds a way to abridge the novel and still allow the scenes to breathe.Like many a lengthy novel, it might have worked better as a television series.

     
  • At 1 August 2014 at 16:36 , Blogger Chinasa Adikwuru said...

    The movie is a rough translation of the book (with same title) by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

     
  • At 1 August 2014 at 16:37 , Blogger @edDREAMZ said...

    a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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    Pls is this movie a nollywood or hollywood movie....
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

     
  • At 1 August 2014 at 16:40 , Blogger zoey tata said...

    wow! congrats to them..definitly gonna see it soon.

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  • At 1 August 2014 at 16:42 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Of course Osho, it was actually written as a book. Best to read it first before seeing it in a movie

     
  • At 1 August 2014 at 17:10 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Chimamanda don hammer on top Royalties...

     
  • At 1 August 2014 at 17:13 , Anonymous FrOw said...

    Nyccc! I hope it makes it! Cos last I rememba, it costs $8million( 1billion naira) to produce........

     
  • At 1 August 2014 at 17:48 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I just saw the movie, really nice, tho the book is way better.....the books are always better...I also felt a bit of resentment at first but later jus indifferent

     
  • At 1 August 2014 at 17:50 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Yea it does hv a book @osho klinsman

     
  • At 1 August 2014 at 18:06 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    This movie started showing since Wednesday, My sweet Linda stop been a lastma. Btw the movie is nice and it's gonna make you think a lot. Infact after the movie everyone became quiet.

     
  • At 1 August 2014 at 18:10 , Blogger Shoutozone said...

    Whaow! Dats quite a whooping sum. Its a nice movie tho

     
  • At 1 August 2014 at 18:10 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    See the people featured in the movie nahh! Dem born de movie well to no make sense? The movie no get choice nah, e must make sense

     
  • At 1 August 2014 at 18:47 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Congratulation!!! More of dis. LIB Princess! Pretex4luv@yahoo.com

     
  • At 1 August 2014 at 19:36 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    If that is all the movie has garnered so far, then, I'm afraid, they are gonna lose a lot of money. This amount translates to about $2M, and this is nothing when compared to what the producer claimed she borrowed to produce the movie.for a movie, $10M. At best, they are not going to make more than 70M naira at the Nigeria's box office.

    Except the producer lied about the cost of the movie production, I cannot see how they will be able to recoup the alleged amount sunk in producing it, talk less of turning profit. Anyway, I now believe she lied.

     
  • At 1 August 2014 at 20:11 , Blogger Wilsoniyke said...

    A good beginning....next is to start teaching the civil war as a course in schools.History is very important...

     
  • At 1 August 2014 at 20:43 , Blogger Mimi said...

    It's one of Chimamanda's books next to Purple Hibiscus. There are some things we need to know in Nigeria other than Maheeda's boobs and boko haram

     
  • At 1 August 2014 at 21:31 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Let dem cinemas hurry up, so we can buy d dub..... Aldou. I trust 9ja na....

     
  • At 1 August 2014 at 21:54 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    1.6 million dollars? first of all, that's a lie. it didnt do that well. and that's not even the definiton of "doing well" . The movie flopped internationally! pure and simple!
    the director biyi bandele is a pompous jerk. so its good for him

     
  • At 1 August 2014 at 21:56 , Blogger PAVOUR said...

    No channels showing it tonight? Pavour@gmail.com

     
  • At 1 August 2014 at 22:14 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    For the first day! C'mon! That's considered as success

     
  • At 1 August 2014 at 22:15 , Blogger Omosede Okundaye said...

    I just saw it and I loved it so so much!!

     
  • At 1 August 2014 at 22:44 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Problem be say, I ordered copy via amazon will be delivered tomorrow or Monday, I hope Alaba boys never order too?I'm scared for piracy for the owner of this movie,since it's out on Bluray and DVD world wide,I pray they recoup .I pray and wish them well.But if things go wrong cha, I feel they should sue the censor Board ,Federal Goverment and sue the Director of Nigeria Censor Board personally and their Board of Directors individually if they invested over $9m a year after , they made 280m Naira. Not too good interest on the $9m .will eat deep into it. What is the possibility of the them making $2m.(320m) in Naira)from Nigeria lets say west Africa or Africa I don't see that happening.But over the years they will recoup their cost, from VOD,DVD,Blue ray,Directors cut,INternational Flight income,income from TV stations world wide,Pay tv - Dstv,star time,my Guys don't worry you will get your money back,but but cha - Solomon

     
  • At 1 August 2014 at 23:16 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Lol sorry we've already seen it.

     
  • At 1 August 2014 at 23:21 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Finally, its gonna b awesome. Pepperextedpepple@yahoo.com

     
  • At 1 August 2014 at 23:27 , Anonymous BYEFELICIA said...

    Yes it does. The book inspired the production of the movie! Written by Chimamanda Adichie go check it out.

     
  • At 1 August 2014 at 23:44 , Anonymous ikubor4luv said...

    Abeg can they produce the movie on purple hibiscus? I don't even understand book at all. Sooooo dull!
    Lovette4luv@yahoo.com

     
  • At 2 August 2014 at 00:19 , Anonymous tommyrichy said...

    Pls, wen is the movie coming to silvetbird lagos?

     
  • At 2 August 2014 at 00:34 , Blogger Shina Shine said...

    nice one





    BORN TO SHINE!!!!

     
  • At 2 August 2014 at 10:53 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I think they lied about the $10m. Investment, good story and good production in the B rate.Its not a big budget movie per ser by international standard, I believe the y spend between $2.5m - $3-.5m max.honestly . Saw it yesterday .if they actually spent that much they were ripped off ,considering the banker Lady has no experience in Film making before,now she knows ,I trust her she will block all lop hole for next production.

     
  • At 2 August 2014 at 16:28 , Blogger Jenny Kiki said...

    The book is 5k I've @ home so interest.

     
  • At 4 August 2014 at 10:38 , Blogger Ijeoma Ozigbo said...

    Waooo! So happy to hear this!!
    Watched the trailer before and felt like i was reading the novel all over again. Can't wait to watch the full movie...

     

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