The Aamir Khan starred Dangal got a ‘dhakad‘ opening at the China box office last week and now it has become the first ever Bollywood films to amass 1000 crore at the worldwide box office and the second Indian film to achieve this feat, the first being SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus, Baahubali 2.
Dangal features Aamir Khan, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sakshi Tanwar, Sanya Malhotra, Aparshakti Khurana and Zaira Wasim. It is co-produced by Walt Disney Pictures, UTV Motion Pictures and Aamir Khan Productions. And let’s be honest for a hot moment, movies today are not measured by how long they run in the theatres but it is measured by how much they collect from the box offices. Recently, Baahubali 2 became the first ever Indian film to cross Rs 1000 Crore figure. Not lagging behind, the second film to breach this rather surreal collections figure is the Aamir Khan starrer Dangal that released in India last year in December.
Though it took a bit more time for Dangal to reach the benchmark as compared to Baahubali 2, Aamir Khan becomes the first Bollywood A list star to achieve this feat. The movie got unstoppable in Chinese box office and it minted a colossal total of Rs 289.2 Crores from China. As China box office performance looks strong, there is no surprise even if the film enters Rs 1500 crore club in its further run.
Dangal managed to pocket down the massive collection from China despite the the dominance of the Hollywood giant, James Gunn’s superhero film Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. In fact, it even surpassed the day’s collection of its Hollywood competition as it minted $3.91 million at the box office, as compared to $3.5 million garnered by Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. Chinese are Hollywood fans and the fact that only 34 diverse language films can be released in China throughout the year out of which 90% are Hollywood movies, Dangal’s performance was way more than extraordinary. It would do good to mention that Aamir Khan has a huge fan base in China, and in the past, his movie PK had also opened to packed theaters in China. All I want to ask is ‘kaisi dhakad hai?’