Malaysia is one of the key markets for Tamil films as Tamilians constitute a majority of the Indian diaspora in the country. Tamil films manage to get more number of screens than the Hindi films of big stars like Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan and Salman Khan.
Rajinikanth's recently-released "Lingaa" is faring well at the Malaysian box office. The film, which hit the screens on 12 December, has so far minted MYR (Malaysian Ringgit) 2,193,399 (â‚¹3.99 crore). Despite the release of "PK," "Lingaa" has continued to fare well at the box office.
"Lingaa" minted MYR 100,947 in its third weekend (26-28 December) in Malaysia. On the other hand, "PK" grossed MYR 52,836 in the first weekend and it has raked in MYR 134,265 in 10 days (19-28 December), according to Bollywood Hungama.
While "PK" has failed to beat "Lingaa" in Malaysia, the film has continued to do well in other overseas markets.