Shoojit Sircar has given the first biggest opener of 2015 at the overseas box office. "Piku" has registered the highest overseas collection and is now nearing the ₹100 crore mark at the worldwide box office.
The overseas box office collection of Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan and Irrfan Khan starrer "Piku" after second weekend stands at $4.3 million (₹27.43 crore), which is the highest of 2015.
"#Piku is the BIGGEST HIT of 2015 in Overseas. Total till Sun: $ 4.3 million [₹ 27.34 cr]. FANTABULOUS," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
The film has collected approximately ₹56 crore from its domestic run till second weekend. The combined total of overseas and domestic figures now stands at ₹83.36 crore. Looking at the strong box office performance of "Piku", one can expect the film to cross the ₹100 crore mark by the end of second week or third weekend.
"Piku", featuring Deepika and Amitabh as the father-daughter Jodi and Irrfan who runs a cab service, opened to rave reviews and has been going rock steady at the box office since second day. The film was released in just 1300 screens in India and with a minimum number of screen count the film has done wonders at the box office.
Despite running in its second week, the film had a strong second weekend of ₹14.60 crore, which is better than Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma's "Bombay Velvet" opening weekend collection.
"Piku" second Sunday collection is better than "Bombay Velvet" third day box office collection. "Piku" minted ₹6.40 crore, while "Bombay" fared in ₹5.80 crore.
"#PIKU [Week 2] Fri 3.10 cr, Sat 5.10 cr, Sun 6.40 cr. Grand total: ₹ 56.02 cr. India biz. Highest *second weekend* of 2015. SMASH HIT," Adarsh tweeted.
"#BombayVelvet is a DEBACLE! Fri 5.20 cr, Sat 5.10 cr, Sun 5.80 cr. Total: ₹ 16.10 cr. India biz," Adarsh added.