‘PK’ overtakes ‘Dhoom 3’ as the number one Bollywood movie

MUMBAI: Aamir Khan, one of Bollywood’s stars known for blockbusters like Lagaan, 3 Idiots and Dhoom 3 has officially outdone himself.


The recently released PK, directed by Rajkumar Hirani, has become the highest-grossing Bollywood movie ever making $65.2 million in India, $9.15 million in North America and $1.9 million in Australia at the end of the second week. Clearly, it has proved to be the international market’s top foreign-language title of 2014, accumulating a total of $86.2 million internationally. 


The movie, which released on 19 December 2014 and produced by Rajkumar Hirani, Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Siddharth Roy Kapur has beaten records previously set by Aamir Khan’s 2013 megahit Dhoom 3. The story sees Khan as an alien who lands in India with a mission to study life on Earth. He ends up asking innocent questions that hold a deep and valuable meaning about the belief system that humans have created to reach God. The film has stirred up some controversy over its faith-based elements.


Khan has no release in this year but having crossed the unprecedented Rs 300 crore mark at the box office, PK has become the biggest blockbuster of all time. His film Ghajini was the first to cross the Rs 100 crore mark while 3 Idiots followed as the first film to make over Rs 200 crore.

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