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This decade has been a huge hit for Pakistani cinema as we saw 24 films hitting PKR 200 million mark. Whereas, in the previous decade none of the film had managed to hit PKR 200 million. First film to hit PKR 200 million mark was Shaan Shahid starrer “Waar” which was released in 2013. Where as the most recent films to enter the club were 2019 Eid ul Azha releases Parey Hut Love and Superstar. Both the films were first entries in the club for Bilal Ashraf and Sheheryar Munawar.
Waar was also the first film to hit 150 and 200 million marks. Among Hindi films first one to hit PKR 200 million mark was Aamir Khan starrer “Dhoom 3”. Whereas, among Hollywood releases first one to hit PKR 200 million mark was 2015’s “Furious 7”. Below is the breakdown of the films in terms of languages which have crossed PKR 200 million.
Urdu films are dominating the prestigious club as Urdu films usually get the big Holidays release. If we see non Holiday releases then only two Urdu films are in the club whereas all the five English films in the club are non Holiday releases. Similarly out of eight, three of Hindi releases were non Holiday releases.
Among actors Humayun Saeed and Dwayne Johnson lead with three films each in the club. Both the stars are blockbuster machines as each of their movie manages to do mammoth business in Pakistan. Only five Hollywood films have done business in excess of PKR 200 million and three of them were Dwayne Johnson starrers which is a testament to the star power of Dwayne. Furthermore, all the three films were non-Holiday releases.
Humayun Saeed is easily the biggest Pakistani star right now. The actor has three films in the club. All the three films of Humayun Saeed are also over PKR 300 million mark and all three were highest grossing films of all time of their time. Humayun Saeed’s Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2 is highest grossing film right now with a business of over PKR 500 million.
Jason Statham has also been the part of three films which managed to hit PKR 200 million marks but all those films mainly worked due to brand value of Fast & Furious series and star power of Dwayne Johnson. Outside those three films none of Jason’s film has managed to take good start in Pakistan. However, every film of Dwayne Johnson opens very strong in Pakistan.
Other actors to have multiple films in the list are Fahad Mustafa (2), Aamir Khan (2), Salman Khan (2), Ranveer Singh (2) and Vin Diesel (2).
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