Aamir Khan starrer "PK"s performance might be showing improvement in its performance at box office with each passing day in Bengaluru but the movie has got a competition. Yes, this-week Kannada release "Mr and Mrs Ramachari" is giving competition to the Bollywood flick, which has registered its name in 200-crore club, in the Garden City.
"PK" has got one of the best openings for an Aamir Khan movie in Bengaluru. The movie, which was released on 19 December, had a dream run in the Garden City in its first week. Big film like Rajinikanth's "Lingaa" did not affect the Bollywood movie. Hence, the Aamir Khan's movie managed to earn above ₹10 crores from the Mysore circuit (Bengaluru + a few parts of Karnataka) in its first week.
However, "Mr and Mrs Ramachari" starring Yash and Radhika Pandit release had a minor affect on "PK". It is because the Kannada movie has opened up to positive reviews from audience and critics. Thus making distributors to increase the screen counts and shows on Saturday and Sunday.
Nonetheless, "PK", which had close to 200 shows in the week days, has been increased to 270+ shows as the movie is in demand in the Garden City. As per the traders, very rarely we see such a jump in the shows in second weekends. Usually, the movie loses the craze after opening week. But it is not the case in Aamir Khan's film.
On Saturday, "PK" registered 70-80% occupancy, on an average, in the theatres. This clearly shows that the Hindi movie is performing really well. However, the movie would have got more number of shows, as per the traders, if Yash's "Mr and Mrs Ramachari" had not released to positive reviews this weekend.
"Mr and Mrs Ramachari" is having 120+ Saturday and Sunday and the Kannada movie has taken away a lot of screens from "PK". A theater owner says, "The release of the "Mr and Mrs Ramachari" has given a good option for the Kannada audience to choose between "PK" and the Sandalwood flick. But it only had minor impact on the Aamir Khan's movie as it is still having 270+ shows. May be, cine-goers would prefer to watch both the films given the positive response the films are getting!"