PK races ahead at Pakistani box office, inches closer to beating Waar

Published January 10, 2015
Aamir Khan and Anushka Sharma. - Photo courtesy: www.firstpost.com
Aamir Khan and Anushka Sharma. - Photo courtesy: www.firstpost.com

Any movie that has Aamir Khan's name attached to it seems to do well at the box office. Everyone expected PK to do well but what was perhaps not expected was the gravity of its success.

PK has become the highest worldwide Bollywood grosser raking in over INR600 crore. It's a win-win for Aamir Khan as he beats the record for his other film Dhoom 3 which had earned slightly over INR540 crore.

Talking to Dawn, Marketing Manager from Distributor Club (PVT) Ltd Hassaan Rizvi says: "PK has made over Rs18 crore in Pakistan and continues to attract movie-goers. It will be in cinemas until the end of January so I'm sure it will make a lot more."

He adds: "The movie thrives because it entails a strong message, and of course because of Aamir Khan and Rajkumar Hirani."

PK's box office revenue in Pakistan is inching close to beating Waar's record of Rs22 crore (statistics provided by Saad Baig of Footprint (Pvt) Ltd). By Jan 6, PK had made almost Rs15 crore and has managed to cross Rs18 crore in a matter of four days. It is likely that the movie will keep the momentum going and Aamir Khan's depiction of a quirky alien addressing deep rooted social issues will keep the house full.

Whether PK will break the record for Dhoom 3, which did colossal business in Pakistan making over Rs24.5 crore, is still up in the air. PK has three weeks left in cinemas to do so.

The film has made a profit of around 205 per cent for the makers, Rajkumar Hirani and Vidhu Vinod Chopra. The overall production cost of the film is estimated to be INR100 crore and PK earned the makers their investment back just from its domestic run.

Aamir Khan has yet again proven that he is the box office king. In India, he set the trend of INR100 crore with Ghajini, broke it by raking in INR200 crore with 3 Idiots and now exceeded all expectations by bringing in INR300 crore with PK.

According to Hindustan Times, since 2001, Aamir Khan films have raked in a whopping 2,200 crore.

PK stars Aamir Khan and Anushka Sharma in lead roles, with Sushant Singh Rajput, Boman Irani, Saurabh Shukla and Sanjay Dutt in supporting roles.

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