Aamir Khan-starrer Dangal continued its stupendous run in the second week at the Chinese box office, thereby overtaking Hollywood superhero flick Guardians of the Galaxy 2. According to data from Ent group — a research centre of the Chinese entertainment industry — in its second week of release, Dangal earned $32.5 million (Rs 208 crore), giving it a 10-day cumulative of $59.7 million (Rs 382 crore), reports Variety.com. Dangal, a story of a wrestler who trains his daughters to become world champions in wrestling, released in China as Shuai Jiao Baba, which means Let’s Wrestle, Dad, on May 5. The movie released in around 7,000 screens.
According to variety.com, the weekend score was nearly triple its opening frame, when it scored $11.3 million (Rs 72 crore). The cumulative in China is now on a par with film’s score, of $58.1 million (Rs 371 crore), in India.
Exhibitors in China increased the screen count for Dangal to some 55,000 screenings per day on Saturday and Sunday. Disney’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which opened on the same day as Dangal and topped the box office in its first week, slipped to $15.8 million in its second week. After 10 days, it has a cumulative of $81.1 million (Rs 581 crore).
Dangal has already broken the record of PK” which earned Rs 100 crore in China. Aamir is among the most popular Indian actors for the Chinese who also are fans of South Korean artistes. He recently won the filmfare Award in the Best Actor category for Dangal, whereas Nitesh Tiwari bagged the Best Director award.
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is a Hollywood superhero flick directed by James Gunn. It features Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper in pivotal roles. Check out the film’s trailer here.