Eid is always the biggest boxoffice event in Pakistan. The auspicious occasion draws huge number of admissions to cinemas every year. This year, results will be spectacular again. There are five films locking horns this year. However, the competition for the top spot will be between Wajahat Rauf’s directorial Chhalawa and Yasir Nawaz’s Wrong No 2.
Eid is falling on Wednesday which gives all five films a long Weekend of 5 days to gross big at the ticket windows. Fight for securing the top honor this weekend will be a close one between Wrong No 2 and Chhalawa. Both the films have attained a huge number of shows and will be leading over the Weekend. Going by the latest advance reports, Mehwish Hayat starrer Chhalawa will lead at some places whereas Sami Khan & Neelam Munir starrer Wrong No 2 will lead at other places.
It will be a close race over the five day extended weekend and it looks like Wrong No 2 will lead with a slim margin. Both the films will be neck to neck over the Weekend. The films’ word of mouth will start kicking in by Saturday and hence Monday will give a clearer picture about who will win this clash.
There will also be a close competition for the third spot between two Hollywood biggies i.e. Godzilla 2 and Aladdin. Godzilla will win the face off and will grab the third position however Aladdin will perform better in the long run as Godzilla is an action film and such high octane action films are always front loaded at the boxoffice.
Rounding off the top 5 will be the animated release, The Secret Life Of Pets 2. The film doesn’t have much brand value in Pakistan.