This year has been the one where local releases have kept the cinemas afloat. Sherdil, Chhalawa and Wrong No. 2 are just a few examples. Just yesterday, one of the most anticipated releases of the year; Baaji hit the cinemas and that’s, yet again, good news for the local cinema industry. The film is being distributed by ARY Films; one of the most successful banners in Pakistan and the movie stars Meera, Osman Khalid Butt, Amna Ilyas, Ali Kazmi and more.
Baaji all set to hit the one crore mark
The film opened yesterday with good numbers i.e. 90 lacs, making it the 4th biggest opener this year, after Wrong No.2, Chhalawa and Sherdil.
However, it must be noted that these three movies were holiday releases while Baaji is not but it has still managed to do well on its opening day. Baaji has been getting appreciation from the trade circles which shows that the film will have a decent to good weekend at the box office.
The film, however, will get a little dented by the Pakistan vs. Afghanistan match today, but the good word of mouth will hopefully still make it touch the 1 crore mark by the end of today.
A final word
With Spider Man releasing next week and Anabelle also giving tough competition this weekend, Baaji needs to make the most out of its first week.
Let’s hope the film manages to get good collections throughout and be a good success for all concerned.
These box office numbers are given by an independent box office tracking site EPK Pakistan.