‘PK’ grosses record 100 million yuan in China

‘PK’ was screened in about 5000 screens all over China.   | Photo Credit: 20dmc pk

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan’s ‘PK’ has set a new record grossing 100 million yuan or $16.70 million in China, becoming the first Indian film to touch the three figure mark in the Chinese movie market.

“‘PK’, which is having a dream run in China since its Chinese version was released in on May 22, has hit the hundred million yuan mark today,” Prasad Shetty, partner in Chinese firm Strategic Alliance said.

While it is a record for an Indian film, the movie’s China revenue has surpassed $10.6 million earnings in U.S.-Canada, the traditional overseas market for Indian films, he said.

Also, the movie has done better than George Clooney’s Hollywood movie ‘Tomorrowland’, which was released around the same time in China, Mr. Shetty said.

Unlike any other Indian movie, ‘PK’ had the distinction of being screened in about 5000 screens all over China. It is expected to go on for few more weeks in various theatres as it continues to do well, Mr. Shetty said.

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