- Dangal has collected Rs 18 crores on Monday in China
- Dangal released in China on May 5
- Dangal is on its way to make Rs 100 crores in China
Dangal is now steadily headed towards a box office century. Currently, the box office collection of the Nitesh-Tiwari directed film stands at Rs 90.58 crore. "Extraordinary," said Mr Adarsh.
This is what Taran Adarsh tweeted:
#Dangal has an EXTRAORDINARY Monday in China... Collects $ 2.80 million... Total: $ 14.07 million [Rs 90.58 cr]... Racing towards Rs 100 cr.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 8, 2017
Aamir Khan made his debut in Chinese theatres releasing PK last year, which made over Rs 100 crore. However, PK opened to 4,000 screens as opposed to Dangal, which has been released across as many as 9,000. China currently has 40,000 screens while India's screen count stands at 8,500. This year, the Beijing Film Festival was opened with a screening of Dangal, which later released as Shuai Jiao Baba, which translates in English as 'Let's Wrestle, Dad.'
Dangal is based on the real-life story of Haryanvi wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat, who trained his daughters to be wrestling champions. Aamir Khan features as the protagonist while actresses Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra play the Phogat sisters with TV star Sakshi Tanwar cast as their mother.
Meanwhile, Dangal's release in China arrives at a time when S S Rajamouli's Baahubali: The Conclusion is shattering all box office records in India, having already made over Rs 1000 crores.