It’s ‘PK’ all the way as the box office collections of the latest Aamir Khan-starrer broke another record held by the superstar’s own massively successful 2013 movie ‘Dhoom 3’ with a business of Rs 183.09 crore in the opening week.
‘PK’ first week box office collections are one notch above Aamir Khan’s previous super hit ‘Dhoom 3’, which received box office collections worth Rs 178.97 crore in the first week. (‘Dhoom 3’ overall business in the domestic box office was Rs 188.99 crore, which included the collections of Tamil and Telugu versions of the film).
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‘PK’ was one of the most anticipated releases of the year. Bringing back the deadly collaboration of Aamir Khan, Rajkumar Hirani and Vidhu Vinod Chopra, the film generated enough buzz from the day its first poster leaked. Interestingly, while the buzzword worked completely in the film’s favour, its content is taking it a notch above. An it reflected in the ‘PK’ box office collections figures.
The fact that some right wing outfits are demanding a ban on ‘PK’ for hurting religious sentiments of Hindus is adding to the crowds at the theatres who want to check out first hand what the row is about.
From Rs 26.63 crore on Friday and Rs 30.34 crore on Saturday, the Aamir Khan-Anushka Sharma starrer amassed a record Rs 38.24 crore on Sunday, taking the total weekend box office collections to Rs 95.21 crore. It may be noted that ‘PK’ made it to the Rs 100 crore club in just four days.
If it keeps the momentum going, the film will definitely cross the Rs 200 crore in record time.
Top Week 1 grosser list
Dhoom 3 (Dec 20, 2013): Rs. 178.97 crore
PK (Dec 19, 2014): Rs 183.09 crore
Krrish 3 (Nov 1, 2013): Rs 166.52 crore
Kick (July 25, 2014): Rs 164.09 crore
Happy New Year (Oct 25, 2014): Rs 157.57 crore
Chennai Express (Aug 9, 2013): Rs 156.70 crore
Ek Tha Tiger (Aug 15, 2012): Rs 154.21 crore
Bang Bang! (Oct 2, 2014): Rs 135.45 crore
Bodyguard (Aug 31, 2011): Rs 115.00 crore
Singham Returns (Aug 15, 2014): Rs 112.59 crore
Check out Anushka Sharma’s tweet on ‘PK’:
I am literally in tears reading the overwhelming love & response you guys have shown for PK & us .Thank you from the bottom of my heart ❤️
— JAGAT JANANI (@AnushkaSharma) December 22, 2014