Race 3 makes opening day box-office record in Pakistan post ban, beating Avengers: Infinity War

Press Trust of India

Jun,25 2018 09:39:34 IST

Karachi: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan's Race 3 has set a new opening day box office collection record in Pakistan despite being released a week after the Eid festival holidays.

According to the Box Office Details website, Race 3 did a business of Rs 2.25 crore approximately on its opening day on 23 June beating Avengers Infinity War and the top Pakistani release, 7 Din Mohabbat Kay.

Still from Race 3

Still from Race 3

The film, directed by Remo D'Souza, released eight days late in Pakistan after the government imposed a ban on the screening of Indian films two days before and one week after the Eid holiday period.

The ban was imposed so that four big banner Pakistani films and other smaller regional language releases on Eid do good business without competition from Bollywood movies.

Three of the four big banner films were not well received while the Mahira Khan-starrer 7 Din Mohabbat Kay had a respectable business, raking in Rs 8.65 crore approximately from its release on Eid day (16 June) to 22 June.

Eid holidays were celebrated in Pakistan from 15 to 18 June.

Javed Sheikh's Wajood, another big star release on Eid, also managed a total collection of just 2.55 crore in a week's time.

The Mahira Khan-starrer had collected just Rs 1.5 crore on its opening day despite the ban on Bollywood releases.

The website said Race 3 collections were the best for any Hindi film released this year in Pakistan, making it the third biggest single day collection for any Hindi film and the highest for 2018. The film minted Rs 2.62 crore by 23 June after it started screening with a few mid-night shows at some cineplexes in Karachi and Lahore on 22 June.

The website said Race 3 had made the collections despite having lesser shows than Avengers at some cineplexes.

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Updated Date: Jun 25, 2018 09:39 AM