The clash of Punjab Nahi Jaungi and Na Maloom Afraad stands tall as the most fierce box office clash in the history of Pakistani cinema. Starring Humayun Saeed and Mehwish Hayat Punjab Nahi Jaungi had released on Eid ul Azha 2017 opposite Fahad Mustafa, Hania Amir and Urwa Hocane starrer Na Maloom Afraad 2.
Both the film had massive buzz leading to the release and the results over the opening weekend were extremely close. It was neck to neck competition through out the Eid weekend with Punjab Nahi Jaungi winning with a very slim lead.
Punjab Nahi Jaungi had minted around PKR 75.7 million over the weekend compared to PKR 74.9 million of Na Maloom Afraad 2. Fahad Mustafa starrer had stunned Karachi where the film had huge lead over Punjab Nahi Jaungi. The prequel of the film was a massive hit in Karachi as well and the opening numbers of the sequel were a reflection of that in Karachi.
However in the interiors of Punjab, the situation was totally different as Punjab Nahi Jaungi led with hefty margins in small centers like Sialkot, Gujranwala, Multan and others. These cities contribute less over the year but during Eid days they play vital role.
In the long run Punjab Nahi Jaungi led easily by staying strong after opening week however during the opening weekend it was a very close call and the weekend alone had minted around PKR 150 million which was a record of its time.
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