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‘The Legend of Maula Jatt’ box office collection crosses Rs. 50.91 crore

BY Sharmeen Hussain Oct 18, 2022. 11:48 am UPDATED: Oct 18, 2022. 11:49 am

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Bilal Lashar‘s The Legend of Maula Jatt has shattered the Rs. 50.91 crore mark – both in domestic and overseas market.

The movie, which was directed by Bilal Lashari, has amassed the largest box office earnings in Pakistani film history.

According to the official press release, in its opening weekend, the largest-mounted Pakistan-made, Punjabi language film to date has shown collections of Pakistani Rupees 50.91 crores – US$2.3mn.

The film is produced by Encyclomedia and Lashari films in cooperation with AAA Motion Pictures and its distributors, Mandviwalla Entertainment (Pakistan) and Moviegoers Entertainment (international).

The Legend Of Maula Jatt was released globally  on 500+ screens across 25 countries, making it the highest and widest ever release for any Pakistani or Punjabi film yet.

In the domestic Pakistan market, the movie made Pakistani Rs. 11.27 crores (US$ 526,902) in revenue. In its debut weekend (four days), it made £315,000 in the UK from 79 sites. This film, which debuted in the UK at position 9, had the greatest opening weekend gross of any Punjabi or Pakistani-made movie to date.

In Canada, The Legend Of Maula Jatt grossed CA$324,000 ranking No 6 in the Canadian Box Office. Total collections for North America exceed US$600,000.

The Legend of Maula Jatt Box Office
The Legend Of Maula Jatt made over US$515,000 in the UAE as well, debuting at No. 1 at the UAE Box Office, demonstrating the voluminous support audiences there have given the movie. Australia ($255,000), Norway, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, and South East Asia are additional performing nations.
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With exhibitors regularly booking more screenings to fulfil consumer demand, the phenomenal reception to the movie has resulted in full house screenings around the world and lines outside of theatres. Standing ovations have been recorded at movie theatres all over the world because of how highly the movie has been praised. Every day, more theatres are adding screens for the film.

Commenting on the film’s domestic performance, director Lashari said, “I’m beyond overwhelmed by the love the film has received from audiences and critics alike the world over. We are so proud that The Legend Of Maula Jatt has been instrumental in putting Pakistan-made cinema on the global map as it continues to win over hearts in theaters across the world.”

Producer Ammara Hikmat said, “The Legend Of Maula Jatt has been our labour of love for a number of years. The pandemic came and returned but we knew we had to hold out for a theatrical release, as the film is undoubtedly a big screen experience, as has been proved by the sheers numbers of cinemagoers who have turned out at the cinemas and the full house screenings, with exhibitors adding extra shows to the weekend programmes. We’re so delighted that our film has broken previous records and set a new benchmark for Pakistan-made cinema, loved and lauded not only domestically but by audiences and critics globally.”

Read More: The Legend of Maula Jatt Reviews, Most anticipated movie lives up to the hype

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