Mumbai: Aamir Khan-starrer “PK” box office collections surpassed the actor’s previous record earning Rs.200 crore in the first week itself, becoming the fastest film to join the club in Bollywood. Last year, Aamir Khan struck gold at the box office with “Dhoom: 3″, and this time the superstar’s “PK” has zoomed past the previous record.
While “Dhoom 3” earned Rs.179 crore in one week in India, “PK” collected Rs.182.58 crore in the first week and the film’s overseas gross earnings is at $13.36 million (Rs.85 crore), said a statement.
Trade experts have conjectured the film may even cross Rs.300 crore eventually. Rajesh Thadani from Multimedia Combines told media: “‘PK’ has done extremely well. In fact, it’s the highest grosser in one week. Yesterday (Thursday) due to Christmas, the collection was outstanding. The film will certainly cross Rs.300 crore easily.”
On Christmas day, the event that always coincides with Aamir Khan mega film release every year churned out of the Rajkumar Hirani directorial a whopping Rs.27.55 crore, though not a record, in Bollywood’s domestic box office colletions.
“The film is going steady at the box office and the film has not dropped even on weekdays,” Thadani added. The film also features Anushka Sharma, Sanjay Dutt and Sushant Singh Rajput.
Sunil Bansal, a distributor from Rajasthan, told IANS: “The film is doing extremely well in Rajasthan. The shows have been going houseful and this film is the highest grosser of the year in a week. It’s doing an outstanding business. It should cross Rs.300 crore.”