The year has begun with an extremely low note for films in Pakistan. There hasn’t been a single release from January that did well at the box office. January Boxoffice is coming to an end with low numbers for all releases. Looks like Manikarnika will be highest grossing movie of the month whose first Week is going around 2cr approx.
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The Month was special as we were going to see two Pakistani releases i.e. Gumm and Jackpot. Sadly, both failed miserably with combined total of both going around 25lacs approx. Looking at the Bollywood side of films, Fraud Saiyaan did surprisingly do better considering it had zero face value. Even so the numbers are still low raking around 1.25cr approx. The South Indian KGF had decent collections of over 1.5cr approx as film released three weeks late. Emraan Hashmi starrer Cheat turned out to be low grosser too with under 1.5cr approx business. There were few Indian Punjabi releases but all saw very poor results.
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There were several Hollywood releases as well but none did any noteworthy experience. How To Train Your Dragon 3 was also a surprise with strong trending but again box office numbers are on lower end.
Month was dominated by Simmba which opened in last Week of December. Each Week box office chart was led by Simmba and dominance of Simmba is coming to an end with Manikarnika which is leading the boxoffice in last Week of January. So basically out of four weeks, Simmba led the charts for the three weeks and that too when Simmba wasn’t a January release.
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February has better films lined up with Total Dhamaal expected to take huge start. Whereas Gully Boy expected to open well. Among Hollywood releases there are decent expectations from Alita the Battle Angel. There are no Lollywood release for the month.
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