‘PK’ becomes the first film to enter the 300 crore club


<PK>It is a hat trick of sort for Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan. It was Aamir Khan whose film first opened the door to 100 crore club. It was an Aamir starrer again that first collected 200 crore from the domestic box office.

Now he has done it again with the film ‘PK’. As the Aamir starrer ‘PK’ is now the first film to enter the 300 crore club. The film trade analyst Taran Adarsh Tweeted, “#Ghajini first *Hindi* film to cross ? 100 cr. #3Idiots first *Hindi* film to cross ? 200 cr. #PK first *Hindi* film to cross ? 300 cr.”

The film has collected more than 300 crores from the domestic box office in 17 days of its release (till 4th January). The film is doing extremely well in the overseas markets too. The Tweet from Taran Adasrsh read, “#PK all set to cross $ 10 million in USA-Canada. 2-week total: $ 9,149,300 [Rs 57.86 cr]. Awesome.”

Chidanand Rajghatta, from the Times of India commented that, “Raj Kumar Hirani/Amir Khan's controversial PK might well be the first Hindi film to stagger across the line….PK’s international receipts in the first two weeks are said to be Rs 122 crores ($20 million), bringing the overall collection to Rs 400 crores ($63 million). Some estimates put the total revenue of the film, including music and video rights, at Rs 516 crores ($82 million), which would bring it just shy of Dhoom 3, which is said to have grossed Rs 542 crores ($86 million) to occupy top place. Since PK still has legs, it is almost certain to beat that record.”

The entire cast and crew of the film is elated with the stunning performance of the film at the box office. Rajkumar Hirani, the director of the film said that, "I had never in my wildest dreams thought this film will cross these numbers. It reinforces faith that content is king. We can continue making films we believe in. The messages I get are overwhelming. People are watching the film over and over again. It's humbling." Earlier, the lead actress of the film, Anushka Sharma has tweeted, “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.”

It seems that the alien that Aamir plays in the movie has stolen the hearts of the movie buffs and his innocent questions have stirred the society.