Box Office: ‘Verna’ opens decently after braving censor turmoil

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. The numbers are also revised at times and hence you may observe fluctuations.

It was not a smooth sail for Shoaib Mansoor’s highly-anticipated Mahira Khan starer ‘Verna’. But, despite enduring censor turmoil and release uncertainty, the film, finally, made it to cinemas all across the country on due date with little hiccup. In Punjab it could only be released in the night after getting the clearance certificate, hence missing some of the key shows in afternoon/evening.

‘Verna’ opened to quite decent weekend collections. The film could collect sum of total 2.7 crore on first three days. The relatively lukewarm response is not much unexpected due to film’s genre and adult certificate it received at eleventh hour. Moreover, it also released on non-holiday season, which has not been much lucrative for the local releases so far.

However, it still surprises a bit as some of the biggest names of the industry are associated with the film. Shoaib Mansoor is considered synonymous to box office success, irrespecitve of making hard-hitting films on offbeat topics. His earlier ventures ‘Khuda Kay Liye’ and ‘Bol’ performed very well on the box office, even at the time of Pakistani cinema trying hard to stand on its feet.

We yet need to see how the film does in its first week and, also, if the censor controversy turns the tides in its favor, as we anticipated when the potential ban episode started earlier last week. Hopefully, the best is yet to come for the film.

Here is the breakdown of three-day collections of ‘Verna’:

  • Day 1 (Fri) – 0.68 cr
  • Day 2 (Sat) – 1.12 cr
  • Day 3 (Sun) – 0.90 cr
  • Total – 2.7 crore

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