9PK (INR 339.50 CRORES)
When Aamir Khan arrives with his film at the box office, a massive reshuffle of records is bound to happen. Something similar happened when Mr. Perfectionist joined hands with distinguished filmmaker Raj Kumar Hirani for their second outing – ‘PK’ (2010) – after the exceptionally successful film ‘3 Idiots’ (2010). The satirical science fiction comedy film, uniquely titled ‘PK’, was in news way before the project was officially announced. And as is always expected from an Aamir Khan film – to go on record breaking spree – ‘PK’ did the same and performed beyond expectation, not only domestically but internationally also.
Directed by Rajkumar Hirani and produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, ‘PK’ did roaring business at the box office because of its taut and imaginative storyline which revolved around an alien who is separated from his folk while carrying out a mission on Earth. His locket, which contains special powers and was the only gadget to take him back to his planet, is stolen. When the oddly dressed alien embarks on the eventful journey of finding out his locket, he comes across a popular television journalist. How she helps him find out his locket, while PK keep questioning religious dogmas and superstitions every now and then, is what forms the crux of the story.
Upon its release on 19th December, 2014, ‘PK’ garnered overwhelming reviews from critics. The audience too lapped up the film like anything and emerged as the highest-grossing Indian film of all time. It minted Rs. 26 crores on its opening day. The movie improved its earning on day two by raking in 29 crores. On its third day, ‘PK’ fetched Rs. 37 crores, thus bringing its three day total to Rs. 92.5 crores. By earning approximately Rs. 27.5 crores on Christmas Day, the flick made Rs. 180 crores nett. The film set a record by taking its two week tally to Rs. 276 crores. The film raked in a final domestic collection of Rs. 339 crores. The film performed outstandingly well in the international market also and turned out to be the 70th highest-grossing film of 2014 worldwide. It also became the first Indian film to gross over Rs 630 crore worldwide.