Aamir Khan’s PK has collected around 27-28 crore (approx) on its opening day at the box office, as per estimates based on collections from a few centres.
The film has done well at multiplexes in cities, but the response was average at mass-centres. PK has collected Rs 1.38 cr in Rajasthan, while C.I collections are around 0.96 crore (96 lakhs). C.P is likely to be around 1.15 crore.
PK has also performed very well in Mysore and West Bengal, where Aamir Khan commands a huge following. Business in Tamilnadu / Kerala was good, even though PK was competing against Rajnikanth’s Lingaa.
Film distributor and exhibitor Gaurav Gaur says “PK has under-performed due to severe cold in North India. Big centres were terrific on Day 1 and will continue to do well over the weekend. Single-screens in mass centres like C.P, C.I, Rajasthan were below par. Overall, a good first day for the film, considering the fact that Friday was a working day.”
“PK should collect more than 90 crore in its first weekend” he adds.
Note: The first day collections of PK are early estimates only. Final numbers will be published after a few hours.