Monday, May 11, 2015

'Piku' takes the slow and steady path at the Box Office

'Piku' takes the slow and steady path at the Box Office
India Sunday figures double of Friday numbers; Film posts the biggest overseas weekend of 2015


Mumbai 11th May, 2015 :Shoojit Sircar’s family comedy drama is breaking records and creating history worldwide. Piku notched up 11.2 Cr Nett on Sunday in India, doubling the Friday figures,  taking the domestic weekend to 25.22 Cr Nett.

The domestic break up is: Friday- 5.32 Cr Nett., Saturday- 8.70 Cr Nett. and Sunday- 11.2 Cr. Nett

Overseas, Piku has taken the biggest weekend opening of 2015 clocking nearly  2.273 Million USD  or roughly 14.54 Cr. GBO.

The film is riding on a massive positive word of mouth and has ensured that youth and families throng the cinemas to take a peek into the crazy world of Piku, Baba and Rana.

Commenting on the film’s unprecedented success, film maker Shoojit Sircar added, “ It’s overwhelming to see the response from audiences across the globe. We are glad that Piku managed to touch hearts and bring smile on their faces. It was a great team work that has eventually paid of.”

Sneha Rajani, Dy. President and Head, MSM Motion Pictures commented, “ Piku has shown yet again that content is the king.We are mighty pleased by it’s success worldwide which we hope will continue in the weeks to come. Piku as a movie is all heart and we are glad that it has touched the right emotional chord. It’s been an exhilarating and a very memorable journey for all of us.We are thankful to the audiences worldwide for showering their love on the film!”

A limited screen release, the popular and critical acclaim of Piku has been attributed to a number of factors- from Shoojit Sircar’s “ deft direction” to Juhi Chaturvedi’s “ taut screenplay and dialogues” ; from Deepika Padukone’s  “career best ” and Amitabh Bachchan’s ‘legendary act’ as Piku’s Baba  to Irrfan’s  “crackling on screen chemistry” with Deepika.

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