Aamir Khan's much-awaited "PK" aka "Peekay" has opened to good numbers of screens in Bengaluru. The Bollywood flick has been released worldwide on 19 December and the first day collection in the Garden City is expected to be decent.
"PK" will have around 330 shows in Bengaluru and it is said to be the biggest for an Aamir Khan movie after "Dhoom 3", which approximately had 300 shows on the release day. The advance booking was started for this flick started a few days ago and it got good response from the actor's fans.
As per local traders, the response for the morning shows in the city is average but the evening shows have met tremendous success. In most multiplexes and single screens, the tickets for the first day evening shows have been completely sold out in Bengaluru.
The occupancy ranges from 40-80 % for the shows of Aamir Khan's "PK" in the city. A theatre owner says: "The craze around the movie is good but no comparison with Aamir Khan's 'Dhoom 3'. His last-year's hit film had got never-before response for the advance booking. But this movie has not attracted the audience to that level."
"For the morning shows, "PK" is booked mostly by youths. But it is the evening shows that is set to make a big differences. The tickets have been booked in bulk by family audience and this ensures a good collection for the movie in the Garden City on the opening day," he added.
The biggest benefit "PK" is getting in Bangalore is that the film is not facing any competition. Rajinikanth's Tamil movie "Lingaa" was expected to give a tough fight to the film, but the negative word-of-mouth has not helped it and the craze around the flick has fizzled out.
The traders are hesitant to predict "PK" collection in Bangalore as the film has met with decent response in the opening day. "Had the film got a reception like "Dhoom 3", the film would have made a record-breaking business in Bengaluru on the first day," says a trader.