Comedian Ay Makun’s first produced movie “30 Days In Atlanta,” has been officially recognized by the 2017 Guinness World Records.
The comedy movie has been recognized as one of the films with the highest domestic gross in the territories of Bollywood, Nollywood and Hollywood, listed alongside “PK” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
30 days in Atlanta in Guinness Book of Records
The actor took to his Instagram page to share the news with his followers.
“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 movie tells the tale of “Akpors: Sharp Warri boy” who wins a 30 days holiday for two to Atlanta, Georgia. He takes his cousin (Richard), an IT specialist on the all-expense paid trip.
The movie stars AY Makun, Vivica Fox, Lynn Whitfield, Karlie Redd, RMD, Ramsey Noauh, Desmond Elliot, Mercy Johnson, Rachel Oniga, Ada Ameh, Uti Nwachukwu, Kese Jabari, Majid Michel, and Juliet Ibrahim.
Directed by Robert Peters, “30 Days in Atlanta” was shot on location in Lagos and Atlanta, and was met with mixed to negative critical reception.
AY Makun and Ramsey Nouah in ’30 Days in Atlanta’ play
The comedy movie grossed 76million Naira seven weeks after it’s 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.
In February 2015, the movie was stolen and sold by a staff of Silverbird Cinemas and was released by Alaba pirates.