Having already clicked with international critics, the latest in the James Bond franchise and the highly anticipated follow-up to Skyfall, Spectre is set to take Pakistani screens by storm.
With almost a week to go till its release in the country, the movie has already created a furore at the local box office with fans queuing up to purchase tickets for the Sam Mendes directed movie. Footprint Pvt Ltd GM Mirza Saad Baig said so far close to 4,000 tickets have been recorded. “Out of the 4,000 admits [advanced bookings] that we have received, approximately 1,500 have come from multiplexes, such as Nueplex Cinemas,” reported local media.
Spectre has been forecasted to perform brilliantly at the local box office but Baig maintained that it might not be able to supersede Fast and Furious 7 as the highest grossing foreign film. “I don’t think it’ll out do Fast 7 as the latter had a clear four-week run whereas Spectre may face competition from international releases [Hunger Games and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo] in the coming weeks. Plus Fast 7 also clicked with audiences in the single-screen cinemas.”
Despite this, he still expects the movie to earn at least Rs150 million during its run and between Rs50 and Rs70 million on its opening weekend. Spectre is expected to release on November 6 across 48 cinemas and 83 screens of the country. The movie features a star cast including Daniel Craig, Naomie Harris, Christopher Waltz, Dave Bautista and Ralph Fiennes.