Trade anaylst Taran Adarsh tweeted:
PK creates HISTORY in China. Crosses 100 cr on Sat [6 June; 16th day]. Total: 15.88 million [ 101.81 cr]. ALL TIME BLOCKBUSTER.taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 7, 2015
PK premiered in Shanghai on May 13 and was heavily promoted by Aamir, director Rajkumar Hirani and producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra who spent three days touring the country doing press. Aamir said the popularity of 3 Idiots prompted them to bring PK to China.
PK released on December 19 last year and collected Rs 615 crores worldwide, breaking Aamir Khan's own record of Dhoom: 3's total earnings of Rs 540 crores at home and abroad.
The film's director Rajkumar Hirani had earlier told news agency IANS, "I had never imagined that PK would be received so lovingly in China. A rating of 8.8, a 4,600-screen release and business as huge as of North America. It furthers my belief that content is king."
The film, in which Aamir plays a displaced alien who challenges conventional notions of religion and God, has been accused by some of being anti-Hindu. It co-stars Anushka Sharma, Sushant Singh Rajput and Sanjay Dutt.
Meanwhile, back home, the box office collections, which were buoyed by Tanu Weds Manu Returns' Rs 100 crore, continue to soar, with its latest release Dil Dhadakne Do earning a little over Rs 22 crores in two days.
#DilDhadakneDo witnesses GOOD growth on Day 2. Major centres/plexes are rocking! Fri 10.53 cr, Sat 12.27 cr. Total: 22.80 cr. India biz.? taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 7, 2015