- The film has made over Rs 4 crore in four days in Hong Kong
- Dangal occupied the second spot in Hong Kong box office on its first day
- Within two days in Hong Kong theatres, Dangal had made Rs 1.66 crore
On Monday, he shared the figures for Dangal's box office performance in Hong Kong, saying Dangal had an "extraordinary" welcome in the region. "Dangal takes an EXTRAORDINARY start in Hong Kong... Collects HK$ 5.2 million in its opening weekend." Dangal's ticket sales measured up to Rs 4.26 crore during four days of its stay in Hong Kong - Mr Adarsh added a day-wise break-up of the film's box office scorecard. That makes Dangal move a notch closer to the Rs 2,000 crore bounty it has been eyeing.
#Dangal takes an EXTRAORDINARY start in Hong Kong... Collects HK$ 5.2 million in its opening weekend [incl previews]... Data follows...— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) August 28, 2017
Here's what Mr Adarsh had tweeted earlier:
In July, Dangal resurfaced in headlines for having reportedly touched the Rs 2,000 crore mark when Aamir Khan's representative clarified that the film wasn't there yet - it fell short of making the ambitious number by some Rs 100 crores and was at Rs 1,864 crore and counting. Aamir's Dangal made Rs 375 crore during its run in Indian screens, toppling over his own blockbuster PK and Salman Khan's 2016 super-hit Sultan. Dangal currently takes the fifth spot on Forbes list of highest earning non-Hollywood films in the world.
Having redefined box office history back home, Dangal made its way to China in May this year, following which the numbers for the movie shot up to the league of Rs 1,500 crore Indian movies (Baahubali being the only other one so far). Some may argue that Dangal opened to 9,000 theatres in the country but trade analyst Komal Nahta also makes an interesting observation: "Chinese market has opened only for Aamir Khan's films. Even Baahubali 2 did decent business but the films that have done well in China are PK, Dhoom: 3, and now Dangal. The Chinese market has not opened for any other actor the way it has for Aamir. For them, Indian movies means Aamir Khan," he told NDTV.com.
Directed by Nitesh Tiwari, Dangal features Aamir Khan as Haryanvi wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat, on whose life the movie is based. Actresses Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra starred as the Phogat sisters, who grew up to be wrestling champions.