The ‘bulk release’ has turned out to be the brand new norm in Pakistan, as three movies simultaneously rereleased the past weekend. Interestingly, all the movies released on the long weekend, which fell on the Kashmir Day’s public holiday, have different genres. One of the films, ‘Maan Jao Naa’, is the romantic comedy, starring mostly young and new actors. The second release, ‘Gluco Allahyar and the Legend of Markhor’, is the animated film for kids. The third one, ‘Pari’, is the wrong horror flick.
The four-day extended weekend turned quite prosperous for ‘Gluco Allahyar and the Legend of Markhor’. The animated movie opened nominally, raking in 35 lac on Friday. The film made the stupendous growth over the next two days when it collected 55 lac on Saturday and peaked at 68 lac on Sunday. The movie held sharply on Monday, which was also the public holiday, minting 60 lac. The four-day extensive weekend collections of the movie tallied to impressive 2.18 crore.
‘Allahyar’ broke the all record of the highest single day for an animated movie in Pakistan. The record became formerly held by ‘3 Bahadur’, which is also A Pakistani Animated Movie the release of ARY Films. The movie is expected to become the highest grossing animated movie of Pakistan soon.
As ‘Allahyar’ struck gold on the box office, the rom-com ‘Maan Jao Naa’ struggled on the extended weekend. The film opened decently on Friday with the collections of 30 lac. But, afterwards, it fell and could not rise back. The film collected 25 lac on Saturday and Sunday each and bottomed to 20 lac on Monday. The four-day extensive weekend collections of the film meagerly crossed the mark of 1 crore.
The lukewarm response the film received does not come as a complete shock, for the movie usually contained new and less regarded faces, lacked in the star strength, and had little pre-release hype. However, if we evaluate the numbers of the own family entertainer movie with those of an animated movie targetting the kids mostly, then the results surprise us. The rom-com is beaten with the aid of the massive margin through the Pakistani animated movie, ascertaining the reality that content material is the king at the Pakistani box office.
The remaining release of the weekend, ‘Pari’, could not perform nicely, collected approximately 20 lac.
In a glance:
Four-day extensive weekend collections of three films are:
‘Gluco Allahyar and the Legend of Markhoor’: 2.18 crore
‘Maan Jao Naa’: 1.0 crore
‘Pari’: 0.20 crore
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