Protests against Aamir Khan-Anushka Sharma-starrer PK notwithstanding, Rajkumar Hirani's latest has crossed Rs. 300 crore-mark within 17 days of its release.
In fact, it seems like the controversies have only helped PK stay in news even after two weeks of its release. Directed by Rajkumar Hirani, the film is facing protests by some religious outfits for allegedly hurting religious sentiments.
PK, which also features Sushant Singh Rajput in a pivotal role, earned Rs. 6.85 crore on Friday (January 2), Rs. 8.32 crore on Saturday and approx Rs. 6.16 crore on Sunday, which was the 17th day of the film's release. The film came out on December 19.
Interestingly, Aamir Khan's movies have been the benchmarks for box office collection of Bollywood films for some time. His Ghajini was the first Hindi movie to cross Rs. 100 crore and 3 Idiots became the first Hindi film to cross Rs. 200 crore. And now, PK has created a new category - the Rs. 300-crore-club.
In 2013, Dhoom 3 averaged Rs. 265 crore on the ticket windows and Chennai Express collected around Rs. 258 crore in domestic markets. Salman Khan-starrer Kick averaged over Rs. 200 crore, one of the top grossers of 2014.