Fast & Furious spin off Hobbs and Shaw hits the silver screens tonight in Pakistan. The film will be having nationwide preview shows starting from 10 pm. Thursday night shows happen for the big commercial films only and Hobbs and Shaw is carrying the brand name of Fast & Furious which is the biggest brand in Pakistan.
Fast & Furious still holds many boxoffice records in Pakistan. In the list of top 3 all time highest grossing Hollywood films in Pakistan, Fast 8 stands at number 2 whereas Furious 7 ranks at number 3. Hobbs and Shaw is not a direct part of Fast and Furious franchise hence asking that high boxoffice returns is not right. But the film does have massive expectations attached to it.
Currently all the opening day records stand with Avengers: Endgame. Hobbs and Shaw can’t reach the levels of Avengers: Endgame as that film’s opening numbers are just insane and they will probably stand for a very long time. The film will be eyeing for second biggest opening day of 2019 which currently stands with Wrong No 2.
The early advance sales are not very encouraging as they are actually very low but such high octane action films usually get extensive actual day footfall especially at the mass circuits. The film will be way behind Avengers: Endgame on first day at all Pakistan level but in mass circuits it might take the biggest start of the year beating both Avengers: Endgame and Wrong No 2.