There are milestones and there are milestones. After 4 years of 3 Idiots crossing the 200 cr mark, few films broke the 200 cr milestone.
However, in trade circles the constant buzz was that no one has been able to touch the ticket sales of 3 Idiots. Until now the only film to have had a ticket sales of 3 crore was 3 idiots. That has been the total capacity of any Hindi film.
PK has made 340 crores at the India box office and has reached a magical figure of 3.5 crore ticket sales at the box office.
This time around PK has become the top ticket sales film in India even leaving behind Rajkumar Hirani and Aamir Khan’s previous collaboration 3 Idiots which has been topping the chart all these years.
The success of a film is also measured by the tickets it has sold at the theatres.
So far, 3 Idiots which had garnered immense appreciation held a record among the Bollywood films in India of selling the highest tickets. The film, which has a very high repeat value, sold about 3 cr tickets across the country.
Vidhu Vinod Chopra who has been a producer on both the films was overwhelmed when he heard about this.
Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Rajkumar Hirani and Aamir Khan have been record holders since 3 Idiots and now they have broken their own record with PK.
Rajkumar Hirani shares, “It’s a great feeling when two films very close to your heart get such appreciation from the audience. As for this one, I’m glad that people liked the concept. Moreover, I’m happy that people even in the interiors have liked this movie. I’m glad for everyone associated with the film as each person has worked very hard.”