The highest-grossing Egyptian movies

The highest-grossing Egyptian movies

Table of contents

  1. Sa'eedi in the American University
  2. Hamam fi Amsterdam
  3. Booha
  4. El Nazer
  5. The Blue Elephant 2
  6. Kira & El Gin

Egyptian cinema is very popular in the Arab world, therefore Egyptian movies are considered the highest-grossing ones when compared to other Arabic movies.

Sa’eedi in the American University

The Egyptian comedy movie “Sa’eedi in the American University” was screened on August 3, 1998. It was written by the Egyptian writer and screenwriter Dr. Medhat Al-Adl, and was directed by the Sudanese director Saeed Hamed in partnership with Ali Idris and Ahmed Samir Farag. The movie was co-starred by a group of the brightest stars of Egyptian cinema, “Mohamed Henedi”, “Mona Zaki”, “Ahmed El Sakka”, “Ghada Adel”, “Hany Ramzy”, “Tarek Lotfy”, “Fathy Abdel Wahab”, “Hisham El Meligy” and others.

It is a comedy movie about the young student Khalaf Al-Dahshuri Khalaf, who succeeds with excellence in high school, which qualifies him to obtain a free scholarship to study at the American University in Cairo, Khalaf leaves his village to Cairo and lives with his two friends Ali and Hussein. His journey begins at the university where he meets his colleagues and one of his professors, then the events of the movie carry on in an entertaining and funny way.

The comedy movie, when it was screened, achieved revenues of more than 27 million Egyptian pounds, which is considered the highest in the history of Egyptian cinema.

Hamam fi Amsterdam

The Egyptian comedy movie “Hamam fi Amsterdam” was screened on the seventeenth of August 1999 AD, written by the writer, Dr. Medhat Al-Adl, produced by the Egyptian company Al-Adl Group, and directed by Saeed Hamed, Ahmed Samir Farag and Ali Idris. The movie was co-starred by a group of the brightest stars of Egyptian cinema, “Mohamed Henedi”, “Ahmed Al-Sakka”, “Mahmoud El-Bezzawy”, “Hany Ramzy”, “Rehab El-Gamal”, “Mahmoud Abdel Ghaffar”, “Soleiman Eid” and others.

It is a comedy movie about a young man, Hammam, who lives with his mother, sisters, and their families, and wants to marry a girl he loves, but he cannot afford the costs of marriage, so he decides to travel to the Netherlands, hoping that his uncle, who lives there, will help him by providing him with a job that covers his needs. He faces many problems from Cairo Airport to Amsterdam Airport and is exposed to many dangers until he meets the Egyptian young man Adriano who lives there and helps him, Hamam goes to stay with this man, then the events of the movie carry on in an entertaining and funny way.

The movie, when it was screened, achieved revenues of more than 23 million Egyptian pounds.

Booha

The Egyptian comedy movie “Booha” was screened on June 5, 2005 AD, written by the Egyptian director Nader Salah El-Din, and directed by Rami Imam and Mahmoud Abdel-Shafi. The movie was co-starred by a group of the brightest stars of Egyptian cinema, “Mohamed Saad”, “Mai Ezz Eldin”, “Lebleba”, “Magdy Kamel”, the late “Hassan Hosny”, “Hisham El Meligy” and others.

It is a comedy movie about the protagonist, “Booha Al-Sabah”, who goes to Cairo looking for someone to get his inheritance, but finds himself involved in helping the police catch and arrest a corrupt merchant, and meets “Kouta” who falls in love with her, then the events of the movie carry on in an entertaining and funny way.

The movie, when it was screened, achieved revenues of more than 26 million Egyptian pounds.

El Nazer

“El Nazer” movie was screened on the twenty-sixth of July 2000 AD, written by the Egyptian producer Sherif Arafa. The movie was co-starred by a group of the brightest stars of Egyptian cinema, the late “Alaa Wali El-Din”, the late “Hesham Selim”, the late “Hassan Hosny”, “Mohamed Saad”, “Ahmed Helmy”, “Sami Sarhan”, “Youssef Eid”, “Haggag Abdulazim”, “Hanan El Tawil”, “Hatem Jamil”, and others.

It is a comedy movie about the young Salah El-Din, whose father, Ashour Salah El-Din, the owner of Ashour School, dies, leaving the school as an inheritance for his young son, who was not successful educationally and did not have the management capabilities that enable him to control the school, only to find himself facing the corruption of Professor Sayed, the school’s vice-principal, but he meets one of the teachers working in the school who helps him improve his information and administrative capabilities and progress the school after it was deteriorated, then the events of the movie carry on in an entertaining and funny way.

The movie, when it was screened, achieved revenues of more than 15 million Egyptian pounds.

The Blue Elephant 2

The movie was screened on the twenty-fifth of July 2019 AD, written by the Egyptian novelist and writer Ahmed Murad, and directed by Marwan Hamed and Marwan Abdel Moneim. The movie was co-starred by a group of the brightest stars of Egyptian cinema, “Karim Abdel Aziz”, “Nelly Karim”, “Hend Sabry”, “Eyad Nassar”, “Khaled Al-Sawy”, “Sherine Reda”, “Ahmed Khaled Saleh”, and others.

It is a a dramatic, mysterious, and terrifying movie about Dr. Yehia, who married Lubna, and the psychiatric hospital summons him again to Section 8 West, where he meets Farida, who is possessed by a being from the other world, who wants to manipulate Dr. Yehia, so Yehia returns again to take the blue elephant pills to take his mind to the other world, then the events of the movie carry on in a terrifying and interesting way.

The movie, when it was screened, achieved revenues of more than 103 million Egyptian pounds.

Kira & El Gin

The movie was screened on the thirtieth of June 2022 AD, written by the Egyptian novelist and writer Ahmed Murad, and directed by Marwan Hamed and Marwan Abdel Moneim. The movie was co-starred by a group of the brightest stars of Egyptian cinema, “Karim Abdel Aziz”, “Ahmed Ezz”, “Sayed Ragab, “Hend Sabry”, “Ahmed Malek”, “Mohamed Abdel Azim”, “Ruby”, “Karim Mahmoud Abdel-Aziz”, “Rushdi Al-Shami” and others.

The movie takes place in an interesting way that combines drama and action, during the 1919 revolution, Ahmed Kira and Abdel Qader El-Gin cooperate against the British occupation at the time.

The movie, which gone viral upon its release, achieved revenues of more than 117 million Egyptian pounds.

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