Maalik is an Urdu film released last week on the 8th April 2016.
Film: Maalik (مالک)
Starring: Ashir Azeem, Farhan Ally Agha, Sajid Hassan, Hassan Niazi, Adnan Shah Tipu, Bushra Ashir Azeem, Ehteshamuddin, Rashid Farooqi, Mariam Ansari, Tatmain ul Qalb, Lubna Aslam, Erum Azam, Pakiza Khan
Genre: Action Thriller, Drama
Written by: Ashir Azeem
Screenplay by: Ashir Azeem
Directed by: Ashir Azeem
Produced by: Media Hub
Shot in: Sindh & Balochistan
Release Date: 8th April 2016
It was a long awaited, being the comeback project of Aashir Azeem after nearly 22 years where his last project Dhuwaan a TV serial was aired in 1994 on the Pakistan Television.
Maalik registered respectable total over the Weekend with figured going close to 1.5cr approx. However this earning in is far less then other Urdu films Ho Mann Jahan and Bachaana which earned 4.50 crore and 2.2 crore on their opening weekends.
There can be multiple factors for that, Maalik has to compete with recently released Bollywood’s Kapoor & Sons and Ki aur Ka as well as Hollywood’s Batman vs Superman all of which are recording excellent occupencies and business.
The major revenue of Maalik came from the Federal Capital Islamabad followed by Karachi and Lahore. The response in Lahore was dull which reflected in the overall collections of the film.
Below is Weekend breakdown of the film.
Thursday (previews).. 10lacs
Maalik has only one week to earn big and make an impact, as a major Bollywood film Fan is releasing on the 15th April starring Shahrukh Khan. Seeing the appeal of Shahrukh Khan starer flicks among the audience the cinema halls will definitely allot the premier time slots to Fan from upcoming Friday 15th April 2016 which will impact the business of Maalik further.
Bollywood films in general are extremely popular in Pakistan especially the ones featuring any of the Bollywood’s Khans. The last Shahrukh Khan starer Dilwale (December 2015) earned around 21 crore on Pakistani Box office and Fan is also expected to earn huge and thus denting the business of Maalik.