WANTED may have under-performed in U.K. and U.S.A., but the film is faring very well in Pakistan and UAE.
UAE started slowly since its release coincided with the last two days of Ramadan, but the film grossed over 500k Dirhams on Sunday, followed by 600k Dirhams on Monday, making the gross 1.5 million Dirhams. This is a significant gross despite Friday and Saturday being slow with Sunday and Monday being higher than any other previous film.
Pakistan is seeing euphoria like never before. In centres like Gujranwala, where LOVE AAJ KAL did Pak Rs. 7 lakhs in a week, WANTED has done Pak Rs. 4 lakhs in a single day!!! Almost all centres are reporting similar trends in Pakistan.
"We are confident that it will outperform other recent films like LOVE AAJ KAL and KAMBAKKHT ISHQ in Pakistan. The content of this film is tailor-made for Pak audiences, with locals enjoying the action, especially Salman's physique in the film," Pranab Kapadia of Eros has informed this writer.