Multi-award winning Nigerian comedian, Ayo Makun, popularly known as AY has added another feat to his numerous achievements.
The comedian’s first produced movie “30 Days In Atlanta,” has been officially recognized by the 2017 Guinness World Records as one of the films with the highest domestic gross in Bollywood, Nollywood and Hollywood.
This feat marks the first time a Nigerian movie will hit that milestone since the Guinness World Records began 61-years ago.
The record breaking movies listed are ‘PK’ from India, ’30 Days In Atlanta’ from Nigeria and ‘Star Wars’ From The United States of America.
The Ondo State indigene, widely referred to as ‘Warri boy shared this on Instagram:
“Warri boy don enter the 2017 Guinness World Records with ’30 Days In Atlanta’ ooooo
“The movie has been officially recognized by the 2017 Guinness World Records as one of the films with the highest domestic gross in the territories of Bollywood, Nollywood and Hollywood. The record breaking movies listed are ‘PK’ from India, ’30 Days In Atlanta’ from Nigeria and ‘Star Wars’ From The United States of America.
“This is the first time ever that the Nigerian film industry which is one of the largest in the world, will be achieving such a tremendous success that will be registered by the ‘Guinness World Records’ since 1955 when it was first published.
“I am dedicating this milestone in my career to all the casts and crew of 30 Days In Atlanta. Also to everyone who went to the cinemas to see the movie when it came out.
“Let’s do it again with my new movie ‘A Trip to Jamaica’ premiering on September 25th, and showing across cinemas in Nigeria from September 30th.”
The comedy movie which grossed 76million Naira seven weeks after its premiere, went on to bring in a box-office total of over 137million Naira, making it the highest grossing movie in the Nigerian cinema history, Wikipedia revealed.
Directed by Robert Peters, the film which was shot in Lagos and Atlanta features a mix of Hollywood and Nollywood stars like Eric Roberts, Dan Davies, Jamaica acts Paul Campbell, Rebecca Silvera, Chris Attoh, Funke Akindele, Nse Ikpe Etim, Patoranking, Cynthia Morgan and Ras Kimono.
AY is set to release another movie ‘A Trip to Jamaica’ on September 25th.