PK Becomes the Highest Bollywood Domestic Grosser of All Time
Aamir Khan starrer ‘PK” has created a lot of controversies since its release. In between all these controversies, audiences have flocked to the theaters in large numbers and the final result is that PK has now crossed the magical figure of 300 crore in the domestic market. This is the first move in the entire history of Bollywood to cross the 300 crore mark and has now made 305 crores at the Indian box office after its third weekend of running.
The movie is said to have made a profit of 220 crores at the Box Office in India and it is also doing very well in the overseas market. In fact, it is the first Bollywood film to have done $100 million collections at the US box office. PK is said to have made a profit margin of 259%, which is really a huge figure.
PK released on December 19th in 2014 has now beaten the lifetime collection of Aamir Khan starrer Dhoom 3 that made about 280 crores at the domestic box office. PK’s collections look strong even during the weekdays and it has made about Rs. 4 crore business on its 18th day yesterday. The film is expected to have a good run till this weekend and will suffer a bit because Arjun Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha starrer Tevar is said to release this Friday.
Now, there are two movies of Aamir Khan in the top 5 Bollywood movie list. ‘PK’ stands first, followed by ‘Dhoom 3’ and the third position goes to Salman Khan’s ‘Kick’. The fourth and the fifth position are bagged by Shah Rukh Khan’s movies ‘Chennai Express’ and ‘Happy New Year’ respectively.
PK movie has been under a lot of controversy since its release and the film received boycott threats, negative reviews and ban requests from various Hindu religious groups. They termed the film as an anti Hindu film. But, these controversies did not deter the progress made by the movie and RajKumar Hirani directed movie has now become the top most grosser in the history of Bollywood.
PK also stars Anushka Sharma, Boman Irani, Sushant Singh Rajput and Sanjay Dutt in prominent roles and has been received very well by global audiences. It has amassed a total of more than 570 crores globally and is all set to reach a landmark figure of 600 crores globally pretty soon. It looks like it would be difficult for any other film to topple the achievement of PK for a while.