While the conversation around local Eid films and the release of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness continues, it is also pertinent to point out how the Marvel film has performed.
Scheduled for a global release on 6th May, the screening of Doctor Strange remained a question mark as reports suggested that it would be delayed. However, with the film having released to a massive opening in cinemas across Punjab and Karachi, paying attention to the staggering numbers becomes important.
The total box office collection of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, between Friday and Sunday, stands at a staggering 7 crores, having done massive business, while also occupying many screens and shows.
These numbers must also be compared to the business done by local films. Four Urdu films and one Punjabi film, i.e; Ghabrana Nahi Hai, Dum Mastam, Parde Mein Rehne Do, Chakkar, and Tere Bajre Di Rakhi released over Eid, and while their Eid day collections have been accounted for, a gander over their collections thus far is essential.
As per trade analyst Ali Zain, Eid films garnered pretty decent results, given that we are in a post-pandemic world. However, due to a drop in screens and shows after the release of Doctor Strange, numbers were impacted.
Ghabrana Nahi Hai
Leading the Eid film race is the Saba Qamar, Zahid Ahmed, and Syed Jibran starrer. Here’s a day-wise breakdown:
Tuesday ( Eid Day 1): 68 lacs
Wednesday ( Eid Day 2): 1.15 crore
Thursday ( Eid Day 3): 1.17 crore
Friday to Sunday: 1.7 crore
Total: 4 crores, 70 lacs
Second in line is the Imran Ashraf and Amar Khan starrer. Here’s a day-wise breakdown:
Tuesday ( Eid Day 1): 65 lacs
Wednesday ( Eid Day 2): 1.11 crore
Thursday ( Eid Day 3): 1.08 crore
Friday to Sunday: 1.20 crore
Total: 4.04 crore
Parde Mein Rehne Do
The Ali Rehman and Hania Aamir starrer is at the third spot. Here’s a day-wise breakdown:
Tuesday ( Eid Day 1): 44 lacs
Wednesday ( Eid Day 2): 76 lacs
Thursday ( Eid Day 3): 75 lacs
Friday to Sunday: 60 lacs
Total: 2.5 crore
The Ahsan Khan, Neelam Muneer, and Yasir Nawaz starrer, with far lesser show slots, is at the last spot. Here’s a day-wise breakdown:
Tuesday ( Eid Day 1): 28 lacs
Wednesday ( Eid Day 2): 54 lacs
Thursday ( Eid Day 3): 50 lacs
Friday to Sunday: 40 lacs
Total: 1.72 crore
Circling back to the initial debate of business thriving, but at the cost of local films, the numbers throw in an additional layer of complexity to this issue. Which side of the debate makes sense to you? Let us know in the comments.