This Eidul Azha has been a grand one for Pakistan Film Industry as after many years three major Urdu films supported by famous media houses are released. These films are Janaan, Actor In Law and Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hai. Out of these Janaan and Actor in Law are also released overseas in various countries.
Here are un-official box office collections for all the three films on Eid first day.
Janaan (جانان) is considered as the biggest film coming on Eid being distributed by ARY Films in Pakistan and B4U films outside Pakistan. Apart from Pakistan the film is also released in almost 15 countries of Europe (UK), North America (USA , Canada), Africa (South Africa, Mauritius), Middle East (UAE, Omann, Qatar), Asia-Pacific (Singapore, Fiji, Australia).
Outside Pakistan Janaan was released on 8th or 9th September 2016, in Pakistan it is released on 13th September 2016.
In Pakistan on first day of Eid the film has collected 1.04 crore PKR which is a strong figure for any film on Pakistani box office.
Outside Pakistan apart from UK there has been no reports of any worthwhile business. In UK the film has performed really well as it was expected. Bin Roye a film of similar genre performed exceedingly well in UK last year which raises the expectation for better business of Janaan here.
In UK the film was released on Friday 9th September 2016. In five day of business it has gathered 146k Pounds Sterling which is nearly 2.03 crore in Pakistan rupees. The film had a dull opening over the weekend but gathered momentum on Eid Day 12th September 2016 (In UK Eid was on 12th September).
Here is the day wise breakdown for Janaan in UK
Monday (Eid Day).. 56k
Apart from UK no box office collection figure has been published for any other country.
Actor in Law
A film of comedy genre always appeal to audience in Pakistan. Actor In Law a social comedy has out performed all the rest of films in Pakistan on first day of Eid. Actor in Law is distributed by Urdu 1 Films. The film is also released in Middle East UAE on 8th September 2016 but so far no box office collection figure has been received from UAE.
In Pakistan Actor in Law is released on 13th September 2016. The film has earned a massive 1.65 crore PKR on its first day in Pakistan. It is the best opening day record for a Pakistani film in 2016 leaving behind Ho Mann Jahan. It is also the second best figure for opening day for any Pakistani film after Jawani Phirr Nahin Aani.
Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hai
Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hai is the third film released on Eid by Geo Films. Full of emotions and based on the relationship of a young couple this film has also performed well. It is only released in Pakistan.
The film has earned nearly 75 lakh on its opening day which is a more than decent figure for any film in Pakistan.
So going by these figures the film leading the race in Pakistan is Actor In Law and overseas it is Janaan.
Two major multiplexes of our country Cinepax Fortress (Lahore) and Centaurus Cineplex (Islamabad) were closed on the first day of Eid and are opening from the second day of Eid i.e. 14th September 2016 so the collections of all three films are expected to increase on the second day of Eid.
Rashid Nazir Ali