We cinema footfalls are down badly in last three months due to no new release of Hindi films but it’s ARY which has been pushing things forward. Even though three months saw no mega grosser but it did see a blockbuster like 3 Bahadur 2 which is on course to become biggest animated grosser of all time.
Since the ban on Indian films there have been 11 Urdu releases among three by ARY Films. These 11 films have collectively added 22cr approx from which 20.5cr approx have come from three ARY releases.. In such bad times Lahore Se Aagey has managed to get 9cr approx at the domestic boxoffice whereas Doobara Phir Se has added little over 5cr approx..
But then comes the real film which saved the day i.e. 3 Bahadur 2! Film broke each and every record for animated films and is all set to become biggest animated grosser of all time by end of this Week.. Well in such bad times at cinemas film has shattered records and created new benchmarks which has helped cinemas in getting some footfalls back..
Below are top 5 local grossers since the stoppage of screening of new Indian films..
Lahore Se Aagey (ARY Films).. 9cr
3 Bahadur 2 (ARY Films).. 6.25+cr
Doobara Phir Se (ARY Films).. 5+cr
Saya E Khuda E Zuljalal (Footprint).. 75lacs
Salute (IMGC).. 45lacs
You can see top three are all ARY releases and in such tough times ARY Films have tried to keep things together. 3 Bahadur 2 is very big success and is a very good booster for the cinemas!