Saturday 19 November 2022

'The Legend of Maula Jatt' becomes leading South Asian film at UK box office in 4 years

23:40 By Lollywood Online 4 comments

After five consecutive weeks of a successful run, The Legend of Maula Jatt has proven to be one of the best cinematic productions of the year. According to Screen Daily, a British film publication, it has broken records at the UK box office, becoming the highest-grossing picture from the subcontinent in the last four years.

Screen Daily stated that following five weeks of playing in UK theatres, Maula Jatt earned £44,149 (Rs11.5 million). However, in the sixth week, the film grossed approximately £1.3 million (Rs340 million) during 54.6% of its remaining run, far less than many of its rivals. However, that is still £1.26 crore (Rs329 crore) more than the Indian film Ponniyan Selvan: I released this year.

On October 13, the film was released in theatres across the globe. The film is a rendition of the Punjabi hero, Maula Jatt, inspired by the 1979 version. It stars Fawad Khan, Mahira Khan, Humaima Malick, Hamza Ali Abbasi, Gohar Rasheed, Faris Shafi and Ali Azmat.

According to the film's official Instagram account, The Legend of Maula Jatt earned $7.8 million (Rs1.7 billion) at the international box office only four weeks after its premiere, making it the highest-earning Punjabi film of all time.

The film was also released worldwide on more than 500 screens across 25 countries, setting a new precedent for Pakistani or Punjabi films, a press release stated.

Besides the UK, the star-studded film is doing quite well in other countries. Despite having a smaller screen count compared to the Bollywood blockbusters, the film has outgrossed RRR featuring Ram Charan, Alia Bhatt, and Ajay Devgn, Akshay Kumar's Ram Setu, and Thank God, starring Sidharth Malhotra at the UK box office.

The Legend of Maula Jatt bagged $324,000 at the Canadian box office, placing it in the top 6. The film also cumulated $600,000 in North America.

Audiences have shown tremendous support for the film as the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Box office reached over US$515,000 in only four days, making it one of the leading pictures in their cinema.

The Bilal Lashari directorial also performed well in regions such as Australia, Norway, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, and South East Asia.

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