The movie Donkey King directed by Aziz Jindani has taken a very strong start in South Korea. The movie has been a fan favorite and the trending of it has been solid. The Donkey King has roped in around $32 .8k in just first four days of its release in South Korea,
The Donkey King had emerged a huge blockbuster in Pakistan last year. The film had registered historical numbers in Pakistan. The film had taken a small start in Pakistan but went on to collect around PKR 245 million becoming first and only animated film to hit 100, 150 and 200 million marks.
The Donkey King opened in South Korea on Wednesday and in just 4 days the film has roped in over PKR 5 million from South Korea. The film has seen phenomenal pick on Saturday as Saturday numbers alone are around 50% of the grand total.
According to Aziz Jindani, this is a huge achievement that a Pakistani film is now reaching newer audiences. “We will however not stop just with the release in South Korea; we are trying to unlock other international markets too. This is a huge stepping stone for the Pakistani film industry as it is creating new benchmarks internationally, giving us much more exposure than we ever had before,” said the filmmaker.
The growth on Saturday was humongous for The Donkey King. Indian film Andhadhun also saw release around the same period and has roped in around $ 88k but the gap was very slim between The Donkey King and Andhadhun on Saturday and The Donkey King might actually beat Andhadhun in coming days.
Below are The Donkey King’s daily estimated Boxoffice breakdown in South Korea.
Wednesday (incl. previews)... PKR 1.15 million Thursday... PKR 0.63 million Friday... PKR 0.75 million Saturday... PKR 2.62 million Total... PKR 5.15 million