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Aamir Khan’s Dangal collects over Rs.120 crores in 5 days at the box office in China

Aamir Khan’s Dangal collects over Rs.120 crores in 5 days at the box office in China
Written by Ravleen Khera

Aamir Khan’s PK was very well received in China, which prompted the actor and the makers to go ahead and release Dangal there as well. In fact, Dangal was the opening film in this year’s edition of the Beijing International Film Festival last month and it received an overwhelmingly positive response from the audience as well as film critics. And now the box office collection of the film since its release last Friday have come in and they are humungous.

On May 5th Dangal released in approximately 7000-9000 screens in China, which is the widest release for an Indian film in any territory ever. On Day 1 the film managed to rake in Rs.13.19 crore and opened at Number 2 at the Chinese box office.

In its opening weekend the film collected an incredible Rs. 72.68 crores. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted about the same.

And now, up to Tuesday, the film’s five day box office figure stands at Rs. 123.67 crores.

Dangal, which is a biopic on the life of Mahavir Phogat, an Indian wrestler who trains his daughters to become world champions in wrestling, released in China as ‘Shuai Jiao Baba’ which means Let’s wrestle, Dad.

Reacting to the stupendous response to Dangal from the people of China, Aamir said, “Me and the entire team of Dangal are very touched with the love and affection that our film is getting in China. I have been visiting Chinese social media websites and reading translations of the reactions. 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.”

So, here’s to Indian Cinema conquering new territories with its diverse films.

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Ravleen Khera

A commerce graduate, yoga enthusiast ( certified power yoga instructor), internet/social media junkie, dog lover, coffee addict are some words that describe me. I endeavour to nurture a skill for penning down words that educate, engage, entertain and also add value to the platform my content is published on. Currently,amidst a career transition :)