Aamir Khan and Anushka Sharma starrer ‘PK’ box office collections have performed magic by scaling never-before-seen highs to become the highest grossing Hindi film of all time surmounting the Rs 100 cr, Rs 200 cr, Rs 300 crore, Rs 400 cr and more barriers with ease.
‘PK’ movie has not just done phenomenally well, it has done an even better job by shattering the actor’s own Dhoom 3 gross worldwide box office collections record of Rs 500+ crore. And there is more.
‘PK’ has not only created the new Rs 300 crore club, sensationally it has also created another one, pegged at double that amount, of a massive Rs 600+ crore – worldwide collections raked in in just three and a half weeks after release, of which nearly Rs 330 crore have come from the domestic box office.
More may be in store as analysts predict another Rs 10 crore is in the pipeline to add to the movie’s business.
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In fact, ‘PK’ collected Rs 4.01 crore last Sunday in spite of the newly-released ‘Tevar’ taking premium space in the multiplexes.
Overseas also, the movie performed exceptionally well, creating new benchmarks in major markets like the United States/Canada, Australia and the UK. ‘PK’ has done well not far from Indian borders too, as reported by ‘Dawn’, which says movie collected over Rs 18 crore there.
In all, ‘PK’ box office collections in the international markets stand at Rs 155.1 crore, just behind ‘3 Idiots’ (Rs 156.1 crore) and ‘Dhoom 3’ (Rs 191.04 crore)
As far as the big numbers are concerned in the domestic market, the Rajkumar Hirani directed social-satire collected Rs 100+ crore in four days, Rs 200+ crore in nine days and Rs 300+ crore in 17 days. ‘PK’ collected Rs 26.63 crore on Day 1 and Rs 183.09 crore at the end of Week 1.
It may be mentioned that, in its record-breaking spree, the only major India records Aamir Khan’s ‘PK’ could not surpass are the opening day figures of Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Happy New Year’ (Rs 44.97 crore) and first week grossing of the actor’s previous record-breaking hit ‘Dhoom 3’ (Rs 188.99 cr).
Apart from the amazing business angle, the Aamir Khan-starrer invited the ire of right-wing Hindu outfits who wanted to ban the film, alleging that it hurt religious sentiments. The film, which was released on December 19, takes a swipe at organised religion and godmen.
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Despite all these, the manner in which ‘PK’ movie has kept up its momentum going 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.