Superstar Aamir Khan starrer ‘PK’ whose box office collections jumped by leaps and bounds to make Bollywood history...
Superstar Aamir Khan starrer ‘PK’ whose box office collections jumped by leaps and bounds to make Bollywood history, has seen its business taper down over the last week or so, but it has maintained a steady pace even as it enters the fag end of its life in theatres. ‘PK’, which also stars Anushka Sharma, Sanjay Dutt and Sushant Singh Rajput in pivotal roles, has added to its kitty for the fifth weekend in a row and in fact it has done better that any other film released during the 4th week and had a decent 5th weekend despite a slew of new releases.
Overall, ‘PK’ box office collections have been moving relentlessly towards the big Rs 650 crore mark. The movie has grossed over Rs 480 crore in the domestic box office (with Rs 338 crore from net collections) and minting nearly Rs 160 crore from overseas market.
According to trade analyst Taran Adarsh, ‘PK’ box collections for the week 5 stand at Rs 4.27 crore to Rs 338.1 crore in India.
#PK Week 5: 4.27 cr. Grand total: ₹ 338.1 cr nett. India biz. ATBB.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 23, 2015
International box office-wise, the Aamir Khan-Anushka Sharma starrer is now the second biggest grosser ahead of ‘3 Idiots’ and a step behind ‘Dhoom 3’, which made Rs 190 crore.
Adarsh said ‘PK’ is all-time Bollywood blockbuster in USA-Canada as it 5-week total in the region goes up to $10,532,007 (Rs 64.66 crore).
#PK is an ALL TIME BLOCKBUSTER in USA-Canada too. 5-week total: $ 10,532,007 [₹ 64.66 cr]. Awesome!
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 24, 2015
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‘PK’, a satire on godmen, narrates the story of an alien (Aamir) who comes to Earth on a research mission and befriends a television journalist Jagat (Anushka) and questions religious dogmas and superstitions. Needless to say, the movie has become quite controversial and has generated country-wide protests, especially from right-wing Hindu organisations, which are demanding a ban.
In a separate row, the producers and the director of ‘PK’ have also received a Delhi High Court notice on a novelist’s plea accusing the makers of the movie of plagiarising certain portions from his Hindi book ‘Farishta’ published in 2013 – he is demanding damages of Rs 1 cr along with due credit for his work.
The court’s notice came on a plea by Kapil Isapuri alleging that Chopra and Hirani, directors of the film, their production companies and scriptwriter Joshi have “stolen the characters, expression of ideas, scenes (sequences) from the novel”.