Aamir Khan’s Dangal, hitting the Indian theatres on 23 December 2016, earned Rs 29.78 crore on its opening day. Quite sometime after the Indian audience applauding the team for their efforts, the movie seems to be grabbing huge fan base, from China.
In just a week’s time, the film has already collected Rs 301.50 crore with audience rushing in to grab their tickets for the movie. The flick easily bagged a record Rs 87.66 crore on Saturday setting a milestone for indian cinema in a foreign country.
By collecting Rs 300 crore in its domestic run Aamir Khan also entered the elite club occupied by Salman Khan with two Rs 300 crore movies Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Sultan.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, ” #Dangal mania grips China… Is SENSATIONAL on Sat… Grosses an UNIMAGINABLE $ 13.66 million [₹ 87.66 cr] in a *single* day. Now digest this fact… #Dangal *lifetime biz* in China will be MUCH, MUCH HIGHER than its *lifetime biz* in India [₹ 387.38 cr]… Shocked? #Dangal – CHINA – Week 2 [updated]… Fri: $ 6.21 million Sat: $ 13.66 million 9-day total: $ 46.98 million [₹ 301.50 cr] EPIC BLOCKBUSTER.”
The Nitesh Tiwari-directed "Dangal" has Aamir playing the role of real life Haryana grappler, Mahavir Singh Phogat who trained his daughters Geeta and Babita in wrestling.
If the impressive box office run in China continues with the same momentum, Dangal might become the only Indian film, after SS Rajamouli's war epic Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, to rake in Rs 1000 crore club worldwide. Baahubali 2: The Conclusion trumped the box office collection of Dangal in India and went on to rake in Rs 1200 crore at the global box office.