Dangal becomes the highest grossing Indian film at Chinese Box office
There’s no stopping for Mr Perfectionist Aamir Khan‘s Dangal in China. The film released in China as Shuai Jiao Baba (Let’s Wrestle, Dad) in around 7,000 screens on May 5. And after wrestling for 15 days, the sports drama is nearing in full swing to the 1000 crore mark in China. Dangal is already has emerged as the highest earning Indian film in China and made a business of 888 crore there.
“It is an unprecedented success for an Indian film and important landmark, making Dangal a super hit Indian film,” Prasad Shetty, an industry tracker told PTI. In recent years, previous Indian films as such SS Rajamouli‘s Baahubali The Beginning, Salman Khan‘s Bajrangi Bhaijaan underperformed in China. Even, Aamir’s 2014 film PK too was successful in China. However, PK went to become the first Indian film to cross 100 crore there.
Aamir Khan’s Dangal to be first Indian film to collect 1000 crore in China
However, Dangal has surpassed all box office records of an Indian film beyond expectations. Once it hits 1,000 crore, the Nitesh Tiwari directed film will be the 33rd film in Chinese cinema to achieve this feat.
Having tasted Dangal’s super success in China, Aamir told IANS, “While we were hoping that Dangal connects with the people of China, not in our wildest dreams we thought that this is the kind of connect we would have. It was unprecedented. We are pleasantly surprised. The reason it has become so huge, according to me, in China is that they connected on an emotional level with the story, the characters and the moments.”
Needless to say that Aamir’s Dangal has set new new milestones in its dream run at Box Office. The film collected 484 crore at domestic Box office and still is the highest grossing Bollywood film. Whereas as far as worldwide Box office is concerned, Dangal has emerged as the highest earning Indian film with a whooping collection of over 1700 crore, surpassing SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus Baahubali 2.