Bilal Lashari’s The Legend of Maula Jatt has proven to be a success through and through not just in Pakistan but at the international box office as well. The film entered the coveted Rs100 crore club on the 10th day of its release and seems like has surpassed two recently released Bollywood films at the global box office. 

Two Diwali releases, Akshay Kumar and Jacqueline Fernandez’s Ram Setu alongside Ajay Devgn and Sidharth Malhotra’s Thank God, failed to attract an international audience. Indian film trade analyst took to Twitter and shared that Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan-starrer has managed to pull in more numbers on its 13th day than the aforementioned Indian films on their day of release.  

Ram Setu and Thank God at least managed fair collections on day one in India on account of the Diwali holiday, but both fared poor Overseas. Pakistani film The Legend of Maula Jatt on 13th day is higher than both Bollywood films on their 1st day,” Nahta shared on Twitter. 

Adding numbers to support his claim, he shared box office figures from several countries. “Canada, Tuesday, October 25, 13th day of The Legend of Maula Jatt: $31,183. Punjabi [film] Honeymoon: $20,923, Thank God: $ 14,444; and Ram Setu: $12,714.”

Nahta further shared, “UK: Tuesday, October 25, 13th day of The Legend of Maula Jatt is £32,261. Ram Setu (Day 1) £11,794; Thank God (Day 1) £11,884.” Revealing Australia’s numbers of the same day, Nahta tweeted, “The Legend of Maula Jatt is $10,282. Ram Setu (Day 1): $11,307 and Thank God (Day 1): $9,273.”

A reboot of Yunus Malik’s 1979 cult classic Maula Jutt, the film is a re-telling of the story of the rivalry between Maula Jatt and Noori Natt. Directed by Lashari, The Legend of Maula Jatt also stars Khan, Hamza Ali Abbasi, Humaima Malick, Mirza Gohar Rasheed, Faris Shafi, Ali Azmat, Nayyer Ejaz, Shafqat Cheema, Raheela Agha, Zia Khan and Saima Baloch.

Akshay Kumar on box office clash

In the latest interview with Hindustan Times, Kumar was asked about his view on the clash between Ram Setu and Thank God. To which the Khiladi actor responded not to call the releases as ‘clash’. He said, “There is no clash. Let’s not refer to it as that. They are two films, with different appeals, released on the same day. It’s happened in the past and it will happen in the future. Fans will choose to watch the one that appeals to them the most or better still, watch both. The main objective is for our fans to enjoy the festival at the movies with friends and family.”

Speaking about his film Ram Setu, the actor further said, “Ram Setu is very proudly rooted in Indian history and culture. On the factual side, the team has relied on deep research to represent what is true and bring out several unknown facts. On the spiritual, sentimental side, we have not only remained emotionally respectful, but I can assure you that the values and beliefs associated with Shri Ram and Ram Setu are being uniquely upheld.”

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