Aamir Khan starrer "PK" has created history in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The Hindil film, which has grossed over ₹500 crore worldwide, has become the biggest hit in the two Southern states.
The film has earned ₹3.90 crore in Tamil Nadu and ₹3.75 crore in Kerala, which are said to be the highest ever for a Hindi movie from 60 and 48 screens respectively, according to a trade analyst. The combined collections from these circuits stand at ₹7.65 crore, revealed Sreedhar Pillai on his Twitter account.
"#PK becomes the highest collecting Hindi film in Tamil Nadu & Kerala in 2 weeks! TN = Rs 3.90Cr + Kerala Rs 3.75Cr , Total = Rs 7.65 Cr. WOW" he wrote. The leading multiplexes in both the states have allotted their biggest screens to the Aamir Khan starrer.
It is estimated that "PK" would mint ₹10 crore from Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
"#PK will cross Rs 10 Cr in TN&K by end of its run. All multiplexes in both states r playing it in their biggest screens till Pongal.#PK will cross Rs 10 Cr in TN&K by end of its run. All multiplexes in both states r playing it in their biggest screens till Pongal," Pillai added.
Of the two regions, it is the performance in Tamil Nadu that has stunned the industry. Tamil Nadu has not been a good market for Hindi films. But the situation in the state has been changing in the past few years, with Bollywood films doing decent business in the state.
Some of the Hindi movies that have done well in Tamil Nadu in the recent past are "Ra.One", "Chennai Express" and "Ek Tha Tiger". Khan's "PK" has broken the records of all those films. The family-oriented content and the Khan factor are pulling the audience to the theatres in the state.