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Checkout: Biggest Box Winners Of 2019

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Money is the name of the game when it comes to impressing film executives. Blockbuster hits have become a must-have for films as the box office struggles to lure audiences with film after film. To date, lots of features have managed to do that in 2019, but some did so better than the rest.
While some franchises hit low at the box office, not every movie missed its projected gross on the underside. Disney has been all but immune to the box office slump, and a few other movies have joined the list. The include.
Avengers: Endgame
When it comes to top picks, there is only one movie that can reign supreme as this year’s top box office pick. Much like Thanos, it was inevitable Avengers: Endgame would take home the big prize. Domestically, the film pulled in close to $860 million USD while its total global gross knocked Avatar out of its long-held top spot with $2.790 billion.
Lion King
Solidifying Disney’s place as a box office powerhouse, The Lion King has become a force of nature with fans around the world. To date, the live-action adaptation has earned about $475 million USD domestically while its global box office blows up with an impressive $1.337 billion.
Captain Marvel
Captain Marvel ushered in a new era of female-led films at Marvel Studios without any hesitance. Debuting earlier in the spring, the action-packed movie wowed fans enough to pull in a domestic gross of $426 million USD before global audiences lifted Captain Marvel up to a $1.123 billion bounty.
Spider-Man: Far From Home
Hollywood knows how the blockbuster game works, and that means it is real familiar with Marvel Studios. Year after year, the company makes bank at theaters, and that was no different in 2019. The Sony Pictures-led release of Spider-Man: Far From Home swung into box offices with a global gross of $1.097 billion USD.
Aladdin
If you ever have to ask who Prince Ali is, then you can check out Disney’s latest take on Aladdin. The iconic film got a live-action makeover this year starring Will Smith, and it grossed $352 million USD domestically before overseas markets rocketed its global gross to $1.034 billion.
Toy Story 4
Toy Story 4 is the latest installment of one of Disney-Pixar’s iconic film franchises. Coming in sixth place at the box office so far, the animated feature is close to breaking a billion dollars with a total global gross of $990 million USD.
Liu Langdi Qui
China’s box office market is thriving in 2019, and local fans are flocking to see Chinese movies on the big screen. This year, the country released Liu Lang Di Qui which also goes by The Wandering Earth abroad. The sci-fi film is one of China’s most flashy in years, and its global gross racked up to $692 million USD without any release in the U.S.
How To Train Your DRAGON: The Hidden World
How To Train Your Dragon is a major franchise for the team at DreamWorks, and its final chapter showed up at the box office this year. How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World earned nearly $161 million at the domestic box office, but its international total brings its overall global gross to an impressive $519 million.
Ne Zha Zhi Mo Tong Xiang Shi
Proving once again how powerful China’s box office is, the ninth spot of this year’s top-performing films has its home overseas. The film Ne Zha Zhi Mo Tong Xiang Shi may be better known to international audiences at Nezha: The Birth of the Magic Boy. The film was never released in the U.S., but its worldwide box office total comes in at $512 million USD.

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My Victory Resulted From Steadfast Prayers, Says MBGN Winner

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Winner of the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2021, Oluchi Madubuike, yesterday said that her victory was as a result of steadfast prayers.
Madubuike, who was crowned Miss Nigeria World 2021 on Saturday, took to her Instagram page to appreciate her family and other people who supported her in the journey.
According to her, she was victorious because of the steadfast prayers, love and support that she received from well wishes.
She said, “The little girl in me is screaming with joy at this new reality of mine. I’m sure my dad is with the host of angels in heaven celebrating me!
“I am so grateful to God most importantly for this opportunity and the hand of favour He placed upon my life. I am a living testimony of his divine work.
“To @silverbirdgrp , all our sponsors and partners, thank you all for this opportunity. I promise to maximize it to my fullest potential.
“This victory was a result of the steadfast prayers, love and support. I pray that God will find a way to repay everyone who contributed in a thousand folds.”
Madubuike would be representing Nigeria at the 70th edition of the Miss World pageant to be held on December 16, 2021 in Puerto Rico.

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Nigerian Female Celebrities Are Not Prostitutes -Movie Producer

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Nigerian movie producer, Samuel Olatunji, popularly known as Bigsam has debunked the idea that successful women in the entertainment industry earn their money through questionable means.
The Public Relations expert took to his Instagram page yesterday to condemn Nollywood actress, Nnaji Charity, who in her Instagram stories wrote that “being a female celebrity in Nigeria is more like an advanced prostitution.”(sic)
“To say her post is uncharitable to women is stating the obvious. What is more uncharitable is the fact that she is a woman (that, I believe because these days, you never can tell), “ the producer said.
He added, “What you are implying is that all these successful female celebrities, both in entertainment and outside entertainment are prostitutes, got to where they are, or are maintaining what they are by prostitution? Nothing could be farther from the truth.
Naming celebrities such as Linda Ikeji, Toyin Abraham, Funke Akindele-Bello, and Ini Edo, the Dear Affy producer attested to lucrative means by which several female celebrities he has worked with, make their money.
He said, “There was a time someone called me to say Linda Ikeji must be doing fraud or advanced prostitution to make the kind of money she has, that year, Linda was charging 50k per post (now it is 150k). I asked the person to open the blog and we did counting of sponsored post for that day as at 6pm, Linda has done about 20 sponsored posts. That year, Linda was raking in about 2 million daily. Before Covid and after, Toyin Abraham was making over 5 million monthly.
“About 10 years ago, we struck a major deal for Ini Edo, my first cut in the money was over 1.5m. Till date, Ini is making legitimate money quietly and in quick succession to have warranted talk that she’s the richest actress in Nigeria. About two or three years ago, Funke Akindele Bello made over 1 million USD from just one of her projects.”(sic)
Also mentioning the likes of Kemi Adetiba, Uche Jumbo, and Lizzy Jay, Bigsam said, “If you see all these women living life and living well, don’t let your limited brain deceive you that they only make it by gracing beds of powerful men (some of these men actually live off them).”
“Women are doing well and it is possible for the upcoming one to do better without turning to prostitution,” he continued.
He further encouraged ladies to ignore the claims by Nnaji as “she doesn’t know what she’s saying.”

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Wizkid, Omah Lay Bag High Nominations In AFRIMA 2021

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The African Union Commission and the International Committee of All Africa Music Awards have released the 2021 nominees’ list.
The list, which was released on Wednesday, features over 400 songs from artistes in the 30 continental and 10 regional categories cutting across African talents and creatives living on the continent and in the Diaspora.
Leading the 2021 AFRIMA nominations scorecard is South Africa’s sensation duo, Blaq Diamond with eight nominations for their song, ‘SummerYoMuthi’ in ‘Best Male Artiste in Southern Africa’; ‘Artiste of the Year in Africa’; ‘Song of the Year in Africa’; ‘Producer of the Year in Africa’; ‘Best Male Artiste in African Inspirational Music’; ‘Breakout Artiste of the Year’; ‘Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Pop’; and ‘Best African Duo, Group or Band’.
Also, South Africa’s Focalistic made it to the top of the list for his hit single, ‘Ke Star’ [Remix], featuring Davido and Vigro Deep with seven nominations including ‘Best Male Artiste’ in Southern Africa; ‘Artiste of the Year in Africa’; ‘Song of the Year in Africa’; ‘Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Dance or Choreography’; ‘Best African Collaboration’; ‘Best Artiste, Duo or Group In African Electro’; and ‘Breakout Artiste of the Year’. Also, South Africa’s Focalistic made it to the top of the list for his hit single, ‘Ke Star’ [Remix], featuring Davido and Vigro Deep with seven nominations including ‘Best Male Artiste’ in Southern Africa; ‘Artiste of the Year in Africa’; ‘Song of the Year in Africa’; ‘Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Dance or Choreography’; ‘Best African Collaboration’; ‘Best Artiste, Duo or Group In African Electro’; and ‘Breakout Artiste of the Year’.

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