Days after becoming Bollywood’s biggest grosser, Aamir Khan-starrer ‘PK’ has pulled another one from its ‘magic hat of tricks’ to become the first ever movie to cross the Rs 300 crore mark in box office collections. The humongous collections of ‘PK’ come only in 17 days, cementing the film’s position as the best ever Hindi movie – by day 18 it reached has Rs 310.04 cr.
The movie, directed by Rajkumar Hirani and also featuring Anushka Sharma, Sushant Singh Rajput, Boman Irani and Sanjay Dutt, has been setting the box office on fire by breaking all kinds of records since its release on December 19. Dogged by protests from right-wing Hindu organisations for showing alleged disrespect to Hindu religion, the box office collections of ‘PK’ have broken the ‘formerly unreachable’ ‘Dhoom 3’ records to become the biggest grosser in Bollywood.
Director Rajkumar Hirani, while breaking the news, said the film’s word-of-mouth performance has been overwhelming.
“I had never in my wildest dreams thought this film will cross these numbers. It reinforces faith that content is king. We can continue making films we believe in. The messages I get are overwhelming. People are watching the film over and over again. It’s humbling,” Rajkumar Hirani had said in a statement after ‘PK’ dethroned ‘Dhoom 3’ to become the top grossing movie of all time.
Here’s what trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted regarding ‘PK’ box office collections on Saturday:
#PK all set to cross ₹ 300 cr today [Sunday; Day 17]. Becomes first *Hindi* film to attain the feat in India. Breakup in next tweet…
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 4, 2015
Adarsh also tweeted termed the ‘PK’ as all time blockbuser:
The manner in which ‘PK’ movie has kept up its momentum in building up box office collections burnishes the Aamir Khan aura further and gives greater credence to the trend of his movies packing great stamina for the long run – his movies may start a little slow, but as the days turn into weeks, they show no signs of slacking in pulling in the crowds into theatres.
Follow conversation on Aamir Khan’s ‘PK’ on Twitter:
— Sucheta Dalal (@suchetadalal) January 6, 2015
‘PK’ box office collections: Day-wise breakup for India
Day 1 (Fri): Rs 26.63 crore
Day 2 (Sat): Rs 30.34 crore
Day 3 (Sun): Rs 38.44 crore
Day 4 (Mon): Rs 21.22 crore
Day 5 (Tue): Rs 19.36 crore
Day 6 (Wed): Rs 19.55 crore
Day 7 (Thu): Rs 27.55 crore
Day 8 (Fri): Rs 14.44 crore
Day 9 (Sat): Rs 17.12 crore
Day 10 (Sun): Rs 21.85 crore
Day 11 (Mon): Rs 10.08 crore
Day 12 (Tue): Rs 9.11 crore
Day 13 (Wed): Rs 9.05 crore
Day 14 (Thu): Rs 14.05 crore
Day 15 (Fri): Rs 6.85 crore
Day 16 (Sat): Rs 8.32 crore
Day 17 (Sun) Rs 11.58 crore
Day 18 (Mon) Rs 4.42 crore
TOTAL (India box office): Rs 310.04 crore