Donkey King rules South Korean box office with Rs7.6mn

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Pakistan’s most successful animated movie ‘The Donkey King’ a.k.a Donkey Raja was released in South Korea where it collected a whopping amount of Rs7.6 million in its five-day long weekend.

According to a local magazine, albeit its slow start on the opening day i.e. Friday, the film managed to pace up on the weekend. As per a leading box office site, approximately 67% of the film’s total business rolled in on Saturday and Sunday. Seeing the trend it is expected that Donkey King will be cashing in some massive numbers in the coming weeks as well.

According to Entertainment Pakistan, The Donkey King, which was dubbed in the local language, raked in $ 7,347 (a little over PKR 11 lacs) on Wednesday, taking the 23rd spot on the box office chart. The animated film was released alongside Bollywood hit Andhadhun, which earned $ 14,801 on the first day and landed on the 12th spot.

On Thursday and Friday, The Donkey King raked in $4,035 (more than PKR 6 lacs) and $4,801 (approximately PKR 7.5 lacs) respectively. However, the animated production picked up on the fourth and fifth day and earned a whopping $16,651 (PKR 27 lacs) on Saturday and $15,138 (PKR 24 lacs) on Sunday – making a huge jump to the 15th position and raking in a total of $47,936 (PKR 76 lacs) in just five days.

Directed by Aziz Jindani, and starring Afzal Khan Rambo, Hina Dilpazeer and Ismail Tara in leads Donkey King is dubbed as Pakistan’s biggest animated film. Till date, it’s the only animated release to hit Rs200 million mark on box office. 

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