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Dangal looks to overtake Baahubali 2 with its Worldwide box office collections

Dangal looks to overtake Baahubali 2 with its Worldwide box office collections
Written by Ravleen Khera

In recent times, Aamir Khan’s Dangal and S.S. Rajamouli’s Prabhas starrer Baahubali 2: The Conclusion are two films that have reigned supreme at the box office, both in India as well as overseas, purely on account of its content and cinematic excellence. Both films now stand at gross box office worldwide totals of over 1500 crore. A year ago, these sort of figures were unimaginable and certainly a distant thought.

Dangal, slowly but steadily leaped into the 1500 crore club with its release in Taiwan in April followed by a massive release in China and now the wrestling biopic is looking to overtake Baahubali, which seemed unachievable earlier. Take a look at the box office figures of both the films as tweeted by film trade expert Ramesh Bala.

It needs to be noted that the figures of Baahubali 2 are as on May 21st 2017 and that of Dangal are as on May 22nd 2017.

We can see that the gap between the two films seems to be getting smaller with each passing day and trade experts are closely watching the proceedings to see if Dangal can overtake Baahubali. And if this happens, Dangal owes the miracle to its stupendous run in China, which is an unconventional territory for Indian Cinema and has opened new doors to be explored. Dangal crossed the $100 million mark at the Chinese box office on Saturday, becoming the highest earning foreign language film of all time in China.

Looking at the business prospect in China, E Stars, the same company that is distributing Dangal , has bought Baahubali 2: the Conclusion, for China and is planning  to release the film there in July. “With ‘Baahubali: The Conclusion’ we are now at $220 million worldwide, without China. Our target now is for China to give us the biggest lifetime score of all time for an Indian movie,” Francois Da Silva, the International Sales Executive at Arka Mediaworks said.

Exciting times for Indian Cinema!

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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 :)