Aamir Khan's "PK" has collected ₹183.09 crore in India and ₹85 crore in international market in seven days. Having collected Rs 268.09 at the worldwide box office, the Rajkumar Hirani-directed film has become the highest grosser Bollywood movie in first week in 2014.
Released in 5000 screens in the domestic market on 19 December, "PK" debuted with earth-shattering response. Considering its hype and large volume of release, the movie was expected to become the all time biggest opener, beating the record of Shah Rukh Khan's "Happy New Year" (₹44.93 crore), but the film fell short of a big margin in smashing this record.
But unlike other big Bollywood releases in 2014, "PK" witnessed big leaps on Saturday and Sunday. On Monday, the movie showed around 25% drop in its business, when compared to its collection on opening day. It maintained rock-steady on Tuesday and Wednesday. On Thursday, its collection went upwards again due to Christmas holiday.
"PK" has collected ₹95.41 crore in the first weekend and ₹87.68 on the weekdays. It has raked in a total of ₹183.09 crore nett at the Indian box office in the first week. However, the film has failed to beat the record of Aamir Khan's "Dhoom 3", which is the all time highest grosser in first week with its collection ₹188.98 crore.
"PK", which released in over 600 cinema halls in the international markets, has set new records in foreign contries such as North America (₹38.16 crore), UK (₹11.14 crore) and Australia (₹6.61 crore). The film has collected ₹85 crore (USD13.36 Million) at the overseas box office in the first week and become the sixth highest earner of all time in in the international markets.
Here is the breakup of "PK" collection at the Indian box office in the first week:
|Day||Collection in Crore|