Five weekends in and The Legend of Maula Jatt is still going strong — strong enough to seat itself atop the peak of success. The movie is reportedly the highest grossing film from the Indian subcontinent at the UK box office in the past four years.
According to British film publication ScreenDaily, Maula Jatt, released by Moviegoers Entertainment, accumulated £44,149 (Rs11.5 million) on its fifth weekend. Its performance has dropped considerably lower than many competitors as its run continues at 54.6 per cent, bringing the film to almost £1.3m (Rs340 million). That’s more than the £1.26m (Rs329 million) of this year’s Indian title Ponniyan Selvan: I.
The Legend of Maula Jatt has become the highest grossing Punjabi film globally — according to its official Instagram account, the film made $7.8 million (Rs1.7 billion) at the worldwide box office within four weeks of its release.
The movie has also outgrossed Bollywood films RRR starring Ram Charan, Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn, Akshay Kumar’s Ram Setu and Sidharth Malhotra’s Thank God at the UK box office despite having a lower screen count compared to the Bollywood ones.
The film released across cinemas worldwide on October 13. It is a reboot of the 1979 cult classic Maula Jatt, reimagining Punjab’s own superhero for a world audience. The cast includes Fawad and Mahira Khan, Humaima Malick, Hamza Ali Abbasi, Gohar Rasheed, Faris Shafi and Ali Azmat.