‘PK’ storms the Box Office

MUMBAI: With one of the biggest and widespread releases across all the available screens in India backed by a huge hype in the media with box office wizard of ultimate universal entertainers, Raju Hirani, with his 3 Idiots star Aamir Khan, PK falls short of storming the box office on day one as was expected by the trade. The severe cold in North and many other parts of the country affected morning shows starting as early as 9 am and last show playing at 11.40 pm.


Kids and youngsters flocked the cinemas to make the Saturday a bit better with the figures improving by about 12 per cent which was expected looking at the favourable critic reports and the film’s kids oriented first half. The trade pundits were generous to predict anything from Rs 135 to Rs 150 crore weekends but that was not to be. However, the film had a roaring Sunday business (Rs 36 crore) which helped it put together Rs 89.5 crore for the weekend. It has an open week ahead and Christmas holidays starting in a day to enjoy a lucrative run.


Main Aur Mr Right has collected a poor Rs 30 lakh for its first week. Action Jackson despite its poor content has managed to add another Rs 12.1 crore in its second week to take its two week total to Rs 58.35 crore.


Badlapur Boys has collected Rs 90 lakh in its first week; very poor. Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain has collected Rs 22 lakh in its second week to take its two week total to Rs 1.47 crore. 


Zid has collected Rs 15 lakh in third week to take its three week total to Rs 6.4 crore.


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