Aamir Khan-Anushka Sharma starrer "PK" has set another record by surpassing ₹200 crore in nine days at the domestic box office and beaten Shah Rukh Khan's "Happy New Year" lifetime record.
"Dhoom 3", also starring Aamir, was the only film until now to have earned over ₹200 crore in just nine days and now "PK" has joined the list. "PK", a satire film directed by Rajkumar Hirani, has been doing brisk business during the holidays.
"PK", also called as "Peekay", has also shattered the records of Aamir's first ₹200 crore grosser film "3 Idiots" and SRK's "Happy New Year" in just nine days.
The film posted a higher second Friday and Saturday figure, compared to "Dhoom 3". The film minted ₹14.44 crore on Friday and approximately ₹17 crore on Saturday, taking its overall domestic total to ₹214 crore.
"PK" has now become the second highest grossing film of 2014, after Salman Khan's "Kick" and fifth highest grosser of all time.
With Sunday being a holiday, the film is expected to add a huge amount to its pocket. "PK" is set for highest second weekend total, and also it will beat the records of "Kick" and "Chennai Express" if it earns more than ₹20 crore on Sunday.
Meanwhile, the marketing and distribution head of Disney India, Amrita Pandey, has said that the film has performed exceptionally well both in India as well as in overseas market.
"PK has performed exceptionally well in India and many international markets, and with each day of its theatrical run, the movie is setting new benchmarks in many countries! Our distribution strategy ensured a wide availability for the movie across countries in all key centres. The film has performed phenomenally well - and is now the highest grossing Hindi film ever in its first week in India, North America, Australia and many more. Most importantly, the movie has seen an unprecedented growth trajectory. The occupancy rates in most theatres all over have been very encouraging. We look forward to a long theatrical run for the movie!," Pandey told IANS.
The film, which received rave reviews, also features Sushant Singh Rajput, Boman Irani and Sanjay Dutt in key roles.
Here is the list of all the double century grossing films, according to Bollywood Hungama.
|Movies||Release Date||Lifetime Total in Rs Crore||Days Taken to Reach 200 Crore|
|Dhoom 3||20 December, 2013||284.27||9|
|Krrish 3||1 November, 2013||244.92||10|
|Kick||25 July, 2014||231.85||'11|
|Chennai Express||8 August, 2013||227.13||15|
|PK||19 December, 2014||214.65 (still running)||9|
|3 Idiots||25 December, 2009||202.47||70|
|Happy New Year||24 October, 2014||202||19|