The latest Bollywood release Dangal has woven its charm on critics and viewers alike. Since its release on 23 December, this Aamir Khan starrer is running in packed houses and minted Rs 155.53 crore in the domestic market.

Dangal has been touted as the movie of this year by many. The tale of Mahavir Singh Phogat and his battle with societal norms to make his daughters Geeta and Babita world class wrestlers struck the right chords with everyone. Apart from being a sports biopic, the movie also imparted important lessons about women empowerment.

It was this content rich factor that enabled Dangal to collect an overwhelming amount of money in a few days.

Despite becoming one of the most successful movies of 2016, there were few records that Dangal failed to break. Few of these unbreakable records belong to Aamir’s peer Khans- Shah Rukh and Salman and others to Mr Perfectionist himself.

Here are 10 records that Dangal failed to break:

Salman vs Aamir:

In terms of occupancy, Salman Khan’s Sultan witnessed higher occupancy than Aamir’s Dangal. The Eid release opened to 80-90% occupancy and the Christmas release to 60-70%.

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Sultan vs Dangal:

Aamir Khan’s latest offering failed to beat the first day collections of Sultan. Sultan had earned Rs 36.54 on its release day and Dangal minted Rs 29.78 crore. This means Sultan is the biggest opener of 2016.

Aamir Khan in a still from Dangal (Courtesy: YouTube/ Zee Music Company)

Aamir Khan in a still from Dangal (Courtesy: YouTube/ Zee Music Company)

Shah Rukh Khan vs Aamir Khan:

The first day collections of Dangal are far less than that of Shah Rukh Khan’s Dilwale. The 2015 release of King Khan is still the highest opener of Bollywood by earning Rs 44.97 crore.

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Dilwale vs Dangal:

Dangal failed to beat the first-day overseas collection of Dilwale. Though Dangal had a good start at Box Office abroad by minting Rs 11.41 crore, it was less than Dilwale’s collection which was Rs 22.61 crore.

Sultan vs Dangal:

On its second day Sultan had earned Rs 37.32 crore. This is more than what Dangal collected on its second day-Rs 34.82 crore.

Collection till day 4:

Sultan had earned Rs 142.62 crore in 4 days but Dangal minted only Rs 132.43 crore, falling short by Rs 10 crore.

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Weekend collection:

Despite a positive word of mouth, Dangal’s first weekend collection was only Rs 106.95 crore. While that of Sultan’s was Rs 180.36 crore. What may have worked in favor of Salman Khan’s movie is that it enjoyed a five-day long weekend.

Aamir vs Aamir:

Dangal failed to beat the first weekend collections of Aamir’s another movie- Dhoom 3. Over its first weekend Dhoom 3 earned Rs 107.61 crore, while Dangal collected Rs 106.75 crore.

aamir-khan-dangal-photo-for-InUth.com

Aamir Khan in new song Dhaakad

Sultan vs Dangal:

In the worldwide market too, Sultan beat Dangal by a huge margin in the first weekend. Sultan’s first weekend gross collection was Rs 345 crore, that of Dangal was Rs 209.45 crore.

Read also: Dangal critic review: The Aamir Khan film gets Dhaakad comments for adding sense in Bollywood

Krrish 3 vs Dangal:

It cannot be forgotten that Dangal screened to houseful theatres even on its first Monday since release. Still, the first Monday collections were less than that of Hrithik Roshan’s Krrish 3. Krrish 3 collected Rs 35.91 crore on first weekday after release and Dangal settled for Rs 25.48 crore.