Note:- Box office numbers are tracked & reported exclusively by trade team of Boxofficedetail in Pakistan. Numbers provided here are unofficial estimates
Year 2019 has come to an end with Sacch being the last major release. The year has been a low one at the box office. For the first time in recent years there was no blockbuster in a calendar year. Year’s gross has seen a massive fall of around 35% compared to last year.
The three Eid ul Azha releases alone had minted close to PKR 1bn at the box office last year whereas this year the commutative gross of top 5 has hit PKR 1bn. Top position is secured by Parey Hut Love and Superstar as both the films are ending their runs in almost similar regions. Both films had big costs involved and much better box office performance was expected as Eid ul Azha is biggest bonanza of the year at box office. Their combined sum is less than last year’s Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2 which tells that there was huge fall in footfalls this year.
Wrong No 2 has secured third position and the film is the biggest hit of the year. This year only three films have managed to hit PKR 200 million mark and for the first time since 2014 no film has managed to hit PKR 250 million mark which is a huge let down. Six films have managed to hit PKR 100 million mark which is a better number compared to 2018 as last year had five 100+ million grossers. But issue is this there was no major grosser this year as for the very first time none of Pakistani film could break any type of box office record this year.
We did miss the films of top box office stars this year as there was no release of Humayun Saeed, Shaan Shahid, Hamza Ali Abbasi, Ali Zafar or Fahad Mustafa. Next year should score big as we will see films from most of the major stars. Below are top 8 highest grossing films of 2019 with their estimated box office numbers till now.
Parey Hut Love.. 240 million
Superstar.. 240 million
Wrong No 2.. 215.5 million
Chhalawa.. 180 million
SherDil.. 130 million
Baaji.. 120 million
HMJ.. 80+ million
Laal Kabootar.. 32 million
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