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"76" Silverbird boss says movie will gross $5m in cinemas globally

Ben Bruce has projected a gross earning of $5million for Izu Ojukwu's war thriller, "76," across all cinemas globally.

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Silverbird boss, Senator Ben Murray Bruce has projected that Izu Ojukwu's movie, "76", will gross $5million in cinemas across the globe.

Ben Murray Bruce made this known after producers of the movie held a media screening at the Ozone cinema in Yaba, Lagos on Wednesday, October 26, 2016.

"Movie should be a money-making venture asthis is the practice worldwide. After filmmakers make a film, they look at reaping bountfiully from it so that they can go back and make another blockbuster.

"So I will say from what I see, the movie 76 will make a significant impact on the African cinema as well as the world cinemas because I see the movie netting $1million across African cinemas and $5million globally," Ben Murray Bruce said.

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Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, the owner of the Silverbird Galleria.



The movie director, Izu Ojukwu, whose brother Emeka Ojuku edited the movie said the movie couldn't have been a success if not for the assistance and immense support from the Nigerian Military.

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The movie producer, Tonye Princewill said the movie has received several commendations from top filmmakers and critics around the globe having screened at top movie festivals that include the Toronto Film Festival and BFI London film festival.

Princewill further said the movie will open at cinemas across the nation on November 25, 2016.

"With the support and partnership that we have with Silverbird Distribution, FilmHouse and Viva Cinemas, the movie will be in all cinemas across the country from November 25," he said.

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Starring Rita Dominic, Ramsey Nouah, Chidi Mokeme, Ibinabo Fiberesima, Memry Savanhu and Daniel K Daniel, the romantic thriller tells the story of the charismatic, ‘Captain Joseph Dewa’, played by Ramsey Nouah who is indicted by the military for his alleged role in the notorious failed Nigerian coup of 1976.

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