Dangal rules China box-office; expected to beat India’s total collections
Aamir Khan’s Dangal is all set to smash all the records in China as it paces ahead to outsmart the total box office collections of the movie made in India. The film released in China on May 5, 2017, and went on to earn INR 87.66 crore in a single day which was the highest for any Indian movie. The film’s box office collections in China now stands at around INR 301.50 crore which is a little less than the total collections of the movie in India which was INR 387.38 crore.
The Aamir Khan starrer minted over INR 200 crore in China within the first week of its release, hence becoming the highest-grossing Indian film in China. The movie released across 7000 screens in the country and has been well received by the people in China despite the fact that China’s top cinema operator, Wanda (who enjoys a monopoly) decided to screen in it limited screens.
Aamir Khan debuted with PK in Chinese theatres last year which earned over INR 100 crores. The credit for such a successful run goes to Aamir who enjoys a huge fan following in China, results of which can be seen. Aamir had also visited China to promote the film wherein he travelled to Beijing, Shanghai and Chengdu last month. Dangal’s earlier lifetime collection stood at over INR 730 crore.
Apart from this, Aamir is prepping up for his upcoming release Thugs of Hindostan which also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Fatima Shaikh in the lead roles. Thugs of Hindostan is all set to go on floors from June 1, 2017, and is set to hit the screens during Diwali 2018 weekend. The film will be directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya of Dhoom 3 fame.