Aamir Khan’s PK makes history with Rs 100 crore in China in 16 days

MUMBAI: Actor Aamir Khan’s film PK has created box office history by fetching Bollywood its first Rs 100 crore from a single country abroad. PK, which released in 4600 screens across China on May 22, achieved the feat in just 16 days of its release.
PK premiered in Shanghai on May 13 and was heavily promoted by Aamir, director Rajkumar Hirani and producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra who spent three days touring the country doing press. Aamir said the popularity of 3 Idiots prompted them to bring PK to China.
PK released on December 19 last year and collected Rs 615 crores worldwide, breaking Aamir Khan’s own record of Dhoom: 3‘s total earnings of Rs 540 crores at home and abroad.
The film’s director Rajkumar Hirani had earlier told, “I had never imagined that PK would be received so lovingly in China. A rating of 8.8, a 4,600-screen release and business as huge as of North America. It furthers my belief that content is king.”
The film, in which Aamir plays a displaced alien who challenges conventional notions of religion and God, has been accused by some of being anti-Hindu. It co-stars Anushka Sharma, Sushant Singh Rajput and Sanjay Dutt.