Aamir Khan's "PK (Peekay), which is heading towards ₹100 crore in collections in domestic box office, is rock solid at collection centres in Bengaluru. The movie made fantastic business even on the fourth day (Monday).
"PK" had opened to a modest response in Bengaluru on its first day. It picked up well during the weekend.
The Bollywood flick had opened up to 325+ shows in Bengaluru and increased up to 350 on Saturday and Sunday to have 1000 shows in the Garden City alone in the first weekend. But this was reduced to less than 200 shows on Monday. Yet, the movie managed 65%+ occupancy even on Monday, surprising traders.
"Normally, the collection of a big banner movie will be dropped after its first weekend and usually comes down to 30-40% occupancy. But "PK" stands different. While the youths flocked into theatres for the morning and matinee shows, the evening shows were dominated by the family audience on Monday," says a theatre owner, who is happy to witness above 75% occupancy in his cinema hall.
"PK" had made above ₹6.30 crore in the entire Mysore circuit (Bengaluru+Part of Karnataka) in its first weekend. The movie managed to earn approximately 1 crore on Monday. This performance is the best in the city (4 days) for a Hindi movie in 2014. Shah Rukh Khan's "Happy New Year" had failed to stay strong in collection centres after the first weekend.
The theatre owner adds, "The Aamir Khan starrer is likely to continue its good performance for a week, given the response shown by the audience for the advance booking. At least, 35% tickets for the major shows have been already sold for a week."
"PK" minted₹₹125.11 crore in its first three days in worldwide box collections. The response across India has been good so far for the Aamir Khan and Anushka Sharma's movie directed by Raju Hirani.