The revival of Pakistani Cinema is not just confined to the local market but is also finding its audience in overseas. The process which started with the export of “Khuda Kay Liye” to the international market in 2008, has now come a long way so that every other major production of Pakistan is now getting a simultaneous release in overseas key markets such as North America, Australia, UK and Middle East.
Our films are not only being watched by overseas Pakistanis but are also welcomed by Indians, Bangladeshis, Nepalis and sometimes even by native people of these territories. Thanks to the emmense popularity of Pakistani TV in these territories that has translated into massive boxoffice numbers particularly for the films of Mahira Khan, Humayun Saeed and Mehwish Hayaat who made their fans throughout the world by some popular TV serials like Humsafar and Dillagi to name a few.
Out of all these overseas markets, UK has proved to be the biggest. Revenues from UK have now become crucial in deciding the film’s boxoffice verdict, for example Bin Roye had not done a record breaking business in Pakistan but it was its exceptional performance in UK which made headlines and same goes for Janaan. Here are some all-time highest grossing top 10 Pakistani films at UK boxoffice with their respective collections.
01- Punjab Nahi Jaungi (£602k)
02- Bin Roye (£545k)
03- Janaan (£441k)
04- Waar (£322k)
05- Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2 (£234k *till Monday)
06- Bol (£210k)
07- Jawani Phir Nahi Ani (£171k)
08- Teefa in Trouble (£161k)
09- Verna (£135k)
10- Khuda Kay Liye (£110k)