Rousing reception for Dangal in China
It seems like there is no stopping Indian movies in the worldwide box office. After the turn of Baahubali, Aamir Khan’s Dangal has now taken the China box office by storm.
Last year’s biggest blockbuster and the third all time highest grosser in Indian cinema, Dangal was released on Friday in China. The movie has raked in a whopping Rs 72.6 8 crores from the opening weekend in China.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh informed the same through his Twitter account,
“#Dangal hits the ball out of the park… Collects a FANTABULOUS $ 11.30 million [₹ 72.68 cr] in its opening weekend in China… OUTSTANDING!”
Dangal was released as Shuai Jiao Baba or Let’s Wrestle, Father in Chinese. The movie was also screened at the Beijing Film Festival this year. Aamir Khan even made an appearance in the country before the film’s release.
Hollywood was also shocked by Dangal’s performance in China as it collided with the release of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2.
“Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2” scored a comfortable opening weekend win at the China box office. The greater surprise was the strength of Aamir Khan-starring Indian film Dangal.”
Dangal is inspired from the life of Haryanvi wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat, who trained his daughters to world class players in the sport. Aamir Khan essayed Mahavir Singh Phogat’s character while Fatima Sana Sheikh, Sanya Malhotra, Zaira Wasim and Suhani Bhatnagar portrayed his daughter’s roles.
The movie, directed by Nitish Tiwari, created waves in the box office and raked in hundreds of crores worldwide. The movie is reported to have done a worldwide business of more than 700 crores.