By Neeraj Nanda
Melbourne, 12 October: Aamir Khan’s ‘PK’ released this year in Australia by the Mind Blowing Films has won the prestigious Award presented by Michelle Gater, General Manager – Programming & Content Hoyts Cinemas for the Highest Grossing Foreign Film in Australia’.
“With a total box office collection of $2,110,842 , the award was accepted by Mitu Bhowmick Lange & John Molloy, Mind Blowing Films – this represents back-to-back wins for Mind Blowing Films, who won this category in 2014 with Dhoom 3,” says a AIMC media release.
Talking to SAT, Mitu Bhowmick said, “We are delighted to win the very special award for a second year in a row. We are deeply grateful to the producers Disney UTV , Raju Hirani for making this wonderful film , Hoyts for all their wonderful support and of course everyone out there who gave the film so much love “
IN 2009 the award went to The Intouchables, in 2010 it went to The Women On The 6thFloor, the 20111 award went to The Girl Who Played With Fire, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo got the award for 2012 and the 2013 award went to the movie Coco Avant Chanel.
To celebrate the presentation of the key Highest Grossing Box Office Awards in Australia and New Zealand for 2014/2015, the 70th AIMC hosted a special dinner with an ‘In Conversation’ session during the meal on October 12,2015, Gold Coast, Queensland.
Managing Director of Deluxe Australia, Alaric McAusland led the chat with Director Jocelyn Moorhouse, whose film The Dressmaker earned an enthusiastic reception at a Screen Australia-hosted screening last night – and Jeremy Sims, Director of Last Cab to Darwin, which yesterday passed the $7.2 million mark at the Australian box office.
The Australian International Movie Convention (AIMC) is the premier event to showcase the Australian film industry and provides opportunities for industry stakeholders to reflect upon and shape the issues that affect the business of motion pictures and to network with local and international colleagues. The Australian International Movie Convention is held annually on the Gold Coast, Queensland and hosted by NACO, the National Association of Cinema Operators – Australasia.
- SAT News Service.