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All Achievements of The Legend of Maula Jatt So Far

Bilal Lashari’s The Legend of Maula Jatt (TLOMJ) has not only amazed the local audience but also electrified international cinema. The Punjabi-language film came out on October 13 and broke global records within a matter of days. The fantasy action was a remake of a cult classic, Maula Jatt (1979), with a fresh angle.

The story follows a vicious prizefighter named Maula Jatt on his quest for revenge. His arch nemesis Noori Natt is equally dreadful and the most feared warrior in the fictional land of Punjab. Besides extreme violence and gore, the film also discusses challenges regarding family, loyalty, honour, and justice.

International publications have dubbed it a romance between ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Gladiator’. Critics praised the film for its direction, acting, background score, action, and special effects. The tremendous cast included Fawad Khan, Hamza Ali Abbasi, Mahira Khan, Humaima Malik, and Gohar Rasheed in key roles. The visual effects crew included Brian Adler of the ‘Avengers: Endgame’ and ‘Avatar: The Way of the Water’ as one of the supervisors.

The appreciation becomes further clear when looking at the numbers. Here are all of the achievements made by this epic saga.

The Legend of Maula Jatt is Highest Grossing Film in Pakistan

The Legend of Maula Jatt is the first ever Pakistani film to cross 100cr PKR (4.5 million USD) mark globally. And it did that in just 10 days. On opening day, when some Pakistani cinemas were not even showing the film, it earned 4.4cr PKR (197,000 USD). By the first weekend, it had already made over 11cr PKR (507,000 USD), surpassing Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2 and Sultan. It was the second biggest first-weekend opening in Pakistan, only behind Avengers: Endgame, which made 14cr PKR (628,000 USD). Eventually, TLOMJ beat Avengers in the second weekend, making 9.1cr PKR (409,000 USD) and bringing the 10-day total to 30cr PKR (1.3 million USD) to become the fastest ever film to reach that milestone.

It made a further 80cr PKR (3.7 million USD) from the international markets. It was also the most expensive film ever made in Pakistan, with the overall budget falling between 45-55cr PKR (2.5 million USD). Currently, its overall business has reached over 150cr PKR (6.7 million USD) with a sight set to 200cr PKR (9 million USD) mark in the coming weekends.

Tough Competition for Bollywood in the UK

The Legend of Maula Jatt has surpassed the earnings of 2 top Bollywood movies combined. One is the Akshay Kumar starrer Ram Setu, which collected over 16,000 USD from 95 screens. The other is Ajay Devgan starrer Thank God, which earned 19,000 USD from 83 screens. TLOMJ has eclipsed both of them by a considerable margin, making 355,000 USD from 79 screens.

It was the highest-ever opening weekend for any Pakistani and Punjabi film in the UK, where The Legend of Maula Jatt was ranked at No. 9 on the Box Office chart.

Highest Global Opening for Pakistani Film

The Legend of Maula Jatt grossed almost 5cr PKR (224,000 USD) on day 1 in the international market. The film was screened in 25 countries, including the US, the UK, North America, Germany, Spain, Norway, the Netherlands, and UAE. According to the latest details by Hollywood reporters, The film grossed 525,000 USD from the US and Canada, 160,000 USD from Australia, and 515,000 USD from UAE. It ranked no. 6 in Canada and Australia, whereas in UAE, it was first.

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