Dangal fails to beat Sultan first day collection
Aamir Khan’s highly anticipated sports drama Dangal hit the screens worldwide yesterday (December 23). The movie was released amidst humongous hype after Aamir Khan’s efforts for the stunning body transformation and the eye-catching promo videos went viral.
The box office collections from day for the opening day has been officially announced. Dangal has collected an amount of Rs 29.78 crores including the 55 lakhs grossed from the dubbed Tamil and Telugu versions. The Aamir Khan starrer is now at the second position for the highest openers for 2016. Salman Khan’s Sultan holds the top position in the list of highest grossing movies of 2016.
Aamir Khan’s Dangal was expected to beat the record set by Sultan but could only finish second. Sultan had a massive opening day collections of 36.59 crores when it was released for Eid this year.
Dangal is expected to have a huge leap in the collections as it was released on a non-holiday and has the entire weekend to rake in massive collections.
The strong word of mouth coming in from the auidence will also help the commercial prospects of the movie. Reports from Bollywood media claim that the the Haryanvi set-up of the film has given it an advantage in the northern states.
Both Sultan and Dangal had a similarity in their themes – wrestling, but the similarity ends there itself. Because, Sultan is more of a mass entertainer with romance, action and masala moments that will please the auidence. Whereas, Dangal is more of a biopic based on real life characters.
Dangal is based on the real life of Mahavir Singh Phogat, a wrestler from Haryana who trained both his daughters in wrestling. His daughters Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari earned glory for the country.
The movie directed by Nitesh Tiwari is worth every penny for the performances of the lead cast. All the girls, Fathima Sana Sheikh, Zaira Wasim, Sanya Malhotra and Suhani Bhatnagar have been getting appreciation from all the corners.
Dangal is expected to have a great next few days commercially as the Christmas vacations have already started.