While Pakistani cinemas had a decent business over the weekend with “The Legend of Maula Jatt”, “Tich Button” and “Zarrar” showing in theatres, the Pakistani films just couldn’t hold ground this weekend in overseas. The two new releases failed to make an impact in overseas and the hold-over release, “The Legend of Maula Jatt”, is now almost exhausted in overseas markets except UK and North America.
The Farhan Saeed, Feroze Khan, Iman Aly and Sonya Hussyn starrer, despite a steller star-cast, opened to a dull reception in overseas. In North America it collected $23,180, from UK it collected £22,550, from UAE it collected $7,000 and from Australia and New Zealand it collected $3,248 and $184 respectively. Film has collected $60,673 (1.35 crore PKR) over the weekend from overseas. The only win for “Tich Button” is that unlike in Pakistan where “TLOMJ” is still the number one choice of cine-goers on its seventh week, the film managed to outshine “TLOMJ” in UK and North America on its opening weekend.
The Legend of Maula Jatt
The blockbuster export from Pakistan, “The Legend of Maula Jatt”, is finally slowing down in overseas after running successfully for six weeks straight and minting more than $6 Million from overseas. Film managed to collect $13,341 from North America, £12,661 from UK and $545 from Australia, bringing the total of $28,955 (65 lacs PKR) from these markets. Now an un-cut version of film of 152 mins, 19 secs duration will release in 30 cinemas across UK from 2nd December.
Shaan Shahid’s much ambitious film as writer, director and actor, “Zarrar” was released this Friday in UK and Middle East, besides Pakistan. While numbers from Middle East are still awaited, it proved to be a disaster at UK box office by collecting only £4,949 (13 lacs PKR) over the weekend.
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