PK has opened as per expectations. The much hyped film was supposed to register some good footfalls and as the weekend came to a close, this is what exactly happened. Yes, one expected minimum 30 crore on Day One, considering the release size as well as increase in ticket prices. This didn’t really happen as the Friday collections were 26.63 crores. However, this was pretty much compensated for on Saturday and Sunday as the film grew in strength, hence resulting in a weekend of 95.21 crores at the Domestic Box Office.

Aamir Khan and Anushka Sharma in a still from movie 'PK'
Aamir Khan and Anushka Sharma in a still from movie ‘PK’

Now these are encouraging numbers indeed, especially if one considers the draught that has been experienced at the box office since the release of Happy New Year. A start like this gives the Rajkumar Hirani directed affair to consolidate its position well, especially considering the fact that there is no major release till 9th January (when Tevar arrives). Till then, it has three open weeks for itself and with such a wide field available, Aamir Khan can indeed hope for good moolah.

Having said that, one fact that cannot be denied is that the word of mouth isn’t as exceptional as it was for 3 Idiots. Now that would have ensured a fantabulous total, if the dynamics (release size, ticket price, open weeks) were to be looked at. Still, overall the word of mouth is good, which is fine enough for PK to register a healthy number at the end of the day.

The real story would start unfolding from the second week on when the reliability would be more on the current booking and actual word of mouth instead of advance booking and critical acclaim. That would set the tone for how far does the film go on from here.

Joginder Tuteja tweets @tutejajoginder

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12 COMMENTS

  1. Pk is one of the epic movies of our decade. The weekend collection is 94 crores not 90 crores. The movie has found acceptance all over,one must be too blind not to see it.

  2. PK – another excellent movie by Raju Hirani, Vidhu Chopra and Aamir Khan. Must watch – full entertainer, total paisa vasul movie. Thoroughly enjoyed !!

  3. I request please don’t compare in terms of collection or review stars. Just go and feel it yourself.

    I am not a blind fan of any actor in Bollywood like most of the people does now days and contribute for making average movie as blockbuster but I always like and prefer special and unique movies like OMG , 3 Idiots , Chak De India , PK that comes once in 3-4 years. I just watched today morning and I am really thankful to it’s makers Rajkumar Hirani and actor Aamir Khan to deliver such a master piece again for all of us and keep alive the standards of Bollywood that was literally going down since couple of years . We all must watch this movie that came with lot of entertainment , great acting and a very strong positive message to human being. I bet you would want to watch again for sure.

  4. good movie every one should watch.this movie will serve every thing what a spectator wants.one of the finest movie by Raj kumar Hirani and Amir Khan.

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