Christmas has proved to be a lucky time for Aamir Khan. Last year, he struck gold at the box office with Dhoom: 3, and this time the superstar's latest offering PK has zoomed past the action adventure's first week collections.
While Dhoom 3 earned Rs. 179 crore in one week in India, PK collected Rs. 182.58 crore in the first week. The film's international gross box office collection is $13.36 million (Rs. 85 crore), read a statement.
Trade experts have conjectured the film may even cross Rs. 300 crore ultimately.
Rajesh Thadani from Multimedia Combines said: "'PK’ has done extremely well. In fact, it's the highest grosser in one week. Yesterday (Thursday) due to Christmas, the collection was outstanding. The film will certainly cross Rs. 300 crore easily."
On Christmas day itself, the Rajkumar Hirani directorial collected Rs. 27.55 crore in India.
"The film is going steady at the box office and the film has not dropped even on weekdays,” Thadani added.
Also featuring Anushka Sharma, Sanjay Dutt and Sushant Singh Rajput, the movie is doing “outstanding business”.
Sunil Bansal, a distributor from Rajasthan, said: "The film is doing extremely well in Rajasthan. The shows have been going houseful and this film is the highest grosser of the year in a week. It’s doing an outstanding business. It should cross Rs. 300 crore."