This Article is From Dec 22, 2014

Aamir Khan's PK Makes Rs 95 Crore in First Weekend

Aamir Khan's PK Makes Rs 95 Crore in First Weekend

A still from PK

Aamir Khan's new movie PK is a monster hit, judging by the opening weekend numbers which put the film's collections at Rs 95.21 crore, according to the producers.

"PK collected record Rs 38.24 crore on Sunday which is 30 per cent growth from Saturday, taking the film's total weekend net collection to Rs 95.21 crore (Friday: Rs 26.63 crore; Saturday: Rs 30.34 crore and Sunday: 38.24 crore)," said a statement from the film's producer. (Also Read: PK Movie Review)

The biggest business is mostly at multiplexes. Some Mumbai single screen theatres were not showing the film when it released on December 19 because of a premium being charged on ticket prices.v PK's director and lead actor - Rajkumar Hirani and Aamir Khan - last collaborated on 2010's multiple record-breaking 3 Idiots. PK is, however, unlikely to match 3 Idiots' earnings, say trade pundits. (Also Read: PK Not Anti-Hindu': A Twitter Trend in Defence of Film)

The film, which stars Aamir as a displaced alien and challenges notions of God and religion, has received five stars reviews from critics. Aamir's performance, in which he speaks Bhojpuri, has been singled out for particular praise.

PK also stars actress Anushka Sharma. Sushant Singh Rajput and Sanjay Dutt appear in significant roles.