PK' crosses Rs.300 crore in overseas markets
Mumbai: Aamir Khan starrer "PK", which did roaring business at the Indian box office, has also crossed a milestone figure of over Rs.300 crore in overseas markets, turning out to be one of Bollywood's biggest success stories internationally.
"PK", a light hearted tale with a heavyweight message on people's blind belief in god and godmen, has managed impressive collections in territories like China, North America, Gulf, Britain and Australia.
A source associated with the film said that "PK" has in fact, expanded territories for a Bollywood film, performing exceptionally well in non-traditional markets like Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Netherlands and Germany.
"Till now, the film has collected Rs.303 crore in overseas markets and still running in few territories like Hong Kong and South Korea. 'PK' had collected Rs.348 crore net in India and the combined total stands at (over) Rs.651 crore," the source added. Director Rajkumar Hirani is a happy man.
"This film surprises me every month. It does well wherever it opens, last being Hong Kong. All I can say is there's happiness," Hirani said.
Producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra added: "It's so wonderful to know that we have crossed Rs.300 crore worldwide. To me, it means that Hindi cinema has now gone global."
"PK" also stars Anushka Sharma and Sushant Singh Rajput as lovers from different religions, while Aamir essays an alien, who questions god-related beliefs when he accidentally gets left behind on Earth.