While the first few months of 2018 did not bring much success for Pakistani films, the second half of 2018 is definitely bringing smiles to the faces of the producers as films are creating new records at the box office.
A few weeks back we reported how non-holiday release ‘Teefa In Trouble’ had created a new first-day record when it raked in 2.3 crore on its first day. Well, that record has been shattered and that too with a decent margin as the mega-budget eagerly awaited film ‘Jawani Phir Nahi Ani’ brought in 2.99 crore on the very first day and if you add the Thursday preview numbers of .24 crore the total goes to about 3.23 crore!
But that is not where the story ends because the film has registered an earth-shattering opening in key international markets and has brought in a whopping 2.17 crore from UK, UAE, and Australia only which takes the total global number to 5.39 crore, which is more than what most of our films have made in their lifetime
The Humayun Saeed starrer has been welcomed wholeheartedly by the audiences and the film has caused a frenzy at the box office with shows running to packed houses and new shows being added to meet the crazy demand.
What is interesting to note is that the film had to face major competition as two other big projects ‘Parwaaz Hai Junoon’ and ‘Load Wedding’ also released countrywide. Numbers for the two films have not been released but un-confirmed un-verified sources claim that Load Wedding ha opened under 1 crore while Parwaaz has opened under 2 crore.
Here’s congratulating the makers of the film on this success, let us see what other records this film creates in the coming days.
All numbers used in this article have been taken from independent box office tracking site Box Office Detail and we cannot vouch for the authenticity of these box office numbers. 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.