"Wives on Strike" Movie makes N60M in Nigerian box office

Omoni Oboli's "Wives on Strike" has made 60 Million Naira, surpassing "The Barber's Shop," "Jungle Book" and "The Huntsman: Winter's War" in Nigerian Box Office.

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Wives on Strike" official poster

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Omoni Oboli's'Wives on Strike" premiered on April 8, 2016.

The movie which grossed over 15 million Naira in just three days and 51 million Naira in 17 days, has made 60 Million Naira, surpassing "The Barber's Shop," "Jungle Book" and "The Huntsman: Winter's War" in Nigerian Box Office.

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Wives on Strike poster

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Speaking on the box office record, FilmOne COO, Moses Babatope said, "Wives on Strike" has surprised everyone. ‘We expected a decent run at the cinemas but no one expected this record breaking standard the movie is setting at the box-office. The records of the movie has truly amazed everyone.

And to say it is beating The Huntsman despite being in cinema for three week is to so amazing. Omoni is truly Nollywood personality of the year and definitely casting her name is gold'.

Speaking on the great success of the film, Oboli said, "I am full of gratitude. People have shown me so much love. The record is humbling. I am grateful."
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"Wives on Strike" features Uche Jombo, Chioma Akpotha, Ufuoma Mcdermott, Kehinde Bankole, Kalu Ikeagwu, Julius Agwu, Kenneth Okonkwo among others.

About movie

The movie is a hilarious comedy about a group of market women who decided to take matters into their own hands against their husbands in a bid to stir them into standing up for a young girl whom they wanted to protect from the wishes of her own father.

The women, who hilariously interpret their roles, set a series of events in motion to give the movie many moments of laughter without missing a beat on the reason for everyone to know why they are on strike.

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Oboli made her directorial debut with the romantic comedy'Being Mrs Elliott.' Her second movie "The First Lady," had also opened as the highest grossing opening weekend Nigerian film in cinemas. 

Watch "Wives on Strike" trailer below.

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