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Amidst a number of films – more than six to be exact – releasing alongside Punjab Nahi Jaungi and Na Maloom Afraad 2, both films have managed to keep their footing strong at the Pakistani box office. However, amongst the competition between the two mega-starrers, PNJ still takes the lead.

With both films surpassing onto their fourth week on the cinema screens, the tabulated amounts within local markets indicate a collection of more than PKR 20 Crore. Whereas NMA 2 has solely relied on the Pakistani market and has had more cinema screens allotted to it, PNJ has successfully taken over international markets.

In a total, the Humayun Saeed and Mehwish Hayat starrer raked in a total of PKR 38 Crore from all markets, making it the third highest grossing film in Pakistan yet and easily passing the lifetime collection of Waar. However, predictions indicate that the film will end up on the first or second position by defeating Actor in Law and Jawani Phir Nahi Aani since the film has managed to hold an average of 90% occupancy in cinemas.

Also read: Box Office Review: Punjab Nahi Jaungi trumps Na Maloom Afraad 2

Whereas both NMA 2 and PNJ have officially entered the top 10 highest grossing Pakistani films list, the internal competition between each other has seen a difference that is miles apart. That being said, for relying only on local occupancy, NMA 2 has still managed to get strong collections. Despite the number of show times being less than the ones allocated previously, it has crossed the lifetime record of Syed Noor’s Choorian.

 Although another Pakistani film, Saawan released a week ago amongst great applause, the numbers for the film have dwindled. As the showtime allocation suggests, Saawan may not have won the kind of public appeal that the other two films have. Nonetheless, the film still has managed to be considered for an Oscar selection, which is a feat on its own.


  • Disclaimer: All numbers and figures in the article have been provided by independent box office websites and Something Haute holds no responsibility in any discrepancy.