Box Office: Chupan Chupai struggles while Arth and Rangreza out of cinemas!

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.

December 2017 will definitely go down in Pakistani Cinema history as one of the most disappointing periods where three mega-budget films, with big names and crazy promotions released and were rejected by the audiences. Whereas two of the three films, Arth and Rangreza, were complete washouts, Chupan Chupai did comparatively better but was a box office flop nonetheless. Here is a brief summary of their box office fates:

Arth 

The film had everything going for it, or so it seemed. But the box office numbers on the first day itself had sent shock waves through the Film Industry. That a film starring superstar Shaan Shahid could do so horribly spoke volumes about the new age of cinema and how the rules were changing. The downhill journey continued as showtimes diminished with passing days and now in its fourth week the film is almost out of cinemas barring a show or two.No official numbers have been released but experts say the film has made somewhere around 2.5-3.5 crore and that as a lifetime number for a Shaan film is shocking.

Rangreza

Rangreza was never expected to set the box office on fire but the numbers that came out on the first day weren’t expected either. The film was completely rejected by the audiences and critics which was visible by the numbers the film generated over the coming days. The film is completely out of cinemas right now and has ended its lifetime run at about 2.2 crore.

Chupan Chupai

Chupan Chupai did somewhat better than both the above films but that does not mean it had a successful run at the box office. The film had a 1.4 crore weekend and ended week one on 2.3 crore. In its second week, it had to face tough competition from new release Parchi and the numbers for Chupan Chupai saw a further decline. The film collected 80 lakhs in week two taking its total two-week tally to 3.1 crore. The film is in its third week and has some showtimes which can help add some more money to the total tally. The film will probably end its lifetime at about 3.5 crore.

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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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