Aamir Khan’s Dangal and SS Rajamouli’s Baahubli 2 are two films which have redefined the Indian cinema completely. The Aamir Khan starrer released on May 5 in 7000 screens in China as Shuai Jiao Baba, which means Let’s Wrestle, Dad. Helmed by Nitesh Tiwari the film not only did a great business in India but overseas as well.
And now after the film’s release in China, it looks like Aamir Khan’s fan following knows no boundaries as the movie is all set to cross its lifetime collections in India. A biopic of former Indian wrestler Mahavir Phogat, Dangal zoomed past the Rs 100 crore mark within four days of its release in China, breaking a record previously set by Aamir Khan’s PK and the actor is touched by the love shown towards the film.
In week 2 of its release, Dangal did a business of $ 6.21 million on Friday, $ 13.86 million on Saturday and $ 12.53 million on Sunday, minting a total of $ 59.74 million, which is approx Rs 382.69 crore so far. Reacting to the overwhelming response to the movie, Aamir told IANS over email: “Me and the entire team of Dangal are very touched with the love and affection that our film Dangal is getting in China. It is truly moving to see such a strong emotional bond that the Chinese have with our film. On behalf of our entire team, I would like to thank our Chinese audience and want them to know that we are all so happy. And I would like to thank our distributors in China for giving our film such a nice release.”
Here’s the breakup of the film’s week one collections:
- Friday: $2.08 million
- Saturday: $4.17 million
- Sunday: $6.96 million
- Monday: $2.80 million
- Tuesday: $ 3.12 million
- Wednesday: $3.91 million
- Thursday: $6.09 million
On the work front Aamir will next be seen in Thugs of Hindostan along with his Dangal co-star Fatima Sana Shaikh. The movie will hit the screens on Diwali next year.
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(With inputs from IANS)