Box Office Update: Surprise Surprise ‘Thora Jee Le’ has a strong opening weekend!

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We cannot vouch for the authenticity of these box office numbers given by independent box office tracking site Box Office Detail. However, until we have some official box-office tracking system in Pakistan this is all we have got. Also, the numbers are revised at times and hence you may observe fluctuations.

The first release of 2017, Thora Jee Le, may not have had the critics approval but the box office tells a different story. The film starring a plethora of new faces has done rather well at the box office with the opening weekend collections coming out to be 25 lakhs.

Although this may not seem as a rather encouraging number in absolute terms but compare it to any of the recent releases and you will see that the film has struck gold. Here are a few numbers for comparison, Jeewan Hathi had a lifetime of 15 lakhs, Revenge Of The Worthless had a lifetime of 35 lakhs, multi starrer Teri Meri Love Story had a lifetime of 60 lakhs! So 25 lakhs in three days, for a film that has received a lot of backlash and features no prominent faces as such is definitely a win!

Moreover with low cinema footfalls, due to no Hindi films released in the past three months it definitely is a healthy sign to see such box office numbers ( although a large part of this has to be credited to the Deepika Padukone- Vin Diesel starrer XXX Return Of Xander Cage). Here’s hoping the film does well on weekdays as well, has a strong lifetime collection and paves way for other Pakistani films releasing soon.

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I might be an Economics graduate from LUMS, but cinema is where my heart truly belongs. Always up for a discussion on fims and I guess you could call me a Pakistani Cinema aficionado. Email: mominalimunshi@yahoo.com

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