Aamir Khan starrer "PK" has performed better than Rajinikanth's "Lingaa" during the last weekend (9-11 January) at the Malaysian box office.
Big bollywood films have managed to get a wider release than Tamil films in key overseas markets like the US, UK and Australia. However, Malaysia is one market where Tamil films get more screens as Tamilians constitute the largest percentage among the minority Indian population. Several Tamil films have fared better than big Hindi releases and have turned out to be huge hits at the box office.
Rajinkanth starrer "Lingaa," which hit screens on 12 December, took grand openings in Malaysia. The film continued to do rocking business despite the release of bollywood film "PK" a week after "Lingaa" hit the screens.
The Aamir Khan starrer kicked off on a fantastic note in overseas markets like the US, UK and Australia. It easily overtook "Lingaa" and raked in better collections than the Rajinikanth-starrer. In Malaysia, however, "PK" lost out to "Lingaa" in the intitial weeks considering that the Aamir-starrer was released in very few screens when compared to "Lingaa."
With days passing by, "Lingaa" has witnessed a drop in collections while "PK" has managed to continue with decent business. The comedy drama flick managed to outperform "Lingaa" collections during the last weekend (9-11 January) at the Malaysian box office.
"PK" has grossed 21,997 Malaysian Ringgit (MYR) in its fourth weekend (9-11 January) from two reported screens. On the other hand, "Lingaa" raked in 5,022 MYR from two screens. But, the overall collections of the Rajini-starrer are much better than "PK." The action entertainer has so far minted 2,253,068 MYR (₹3.95 crore), while "PK" has minted 213,377 (₹37.42 lakh), according to Bollywood Hungama.
The overall box office performance of "PK" has been fantastic and the film has already emerged as the highest grossing Bollywood film of all time by surpassing "Dhoom 3" collections. The film has reportedly grossed ₹620 crore at the worldwide box office.
On the other hand, "Lingaa" performance has not been as expected. The film has reportedly grossed over ₹140 crore worldwide, but has failed to emerge as a profitable venture.