Aamir Khan's Dangal: A still from the film
New Delhi: Aamir Khan's Dangal
- Dangal made Rs 106 crore on its third Saturday
- Dangal has made over Rs 753.23 in China so far
- Dangal opened the Beijing Film Festival this year
is cooking up a storm in the Chinese theatres. The Nitesh Tiwari-directed sports biopic is currently in its third week run at the Chinese theatres and has already collected over Rs 750 crores, reported trade analyst Taran Adarsh. In China, Dangal
released to as many as 9,000 theatres and even on its third Saturday, made impressive ticket sales of Rs 106 crore
's box office performance in China is actually proof of Aamir's strong fan base in the country, which was established after the 51-year-old actor released PK
in 2015. The record for the highest grossing Indian film was previously held by Dangal
, which has now been toppled by Baahubali 2
After S S Rajamouli's Baahubali 2
became the second Indian movie to have surpassed the Rs 1000 crore mark. Dangal
are "India's pride," tweeted Mr Adarsh. "Dangal
and Baahubali 2
have achieved what we thought was impossible and unachievable," he added.
Ahead of the release of Dangal
, during Christmas last year, Aamir Khan confessed to being rather nervous about the film's success. Aamir, who was counting nail-biting moments till the film hit screens, had told reporters: "Numbers do not matter to me, neither do awards. The audience liking my film is equivalent to winning an award for me." Dangal
was an instant hit with the audience once released.
This year, Dangal
opened the Beijing Film Festival in China and later released as Shuai Jiao Baba, which translates in English as 'Let's Wrestle, Dad.' Aamir Khan co-stars with Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra and TV star Sakshi Tanwar in Dangal, which is directed by Nitesh Tiwari and based on Haryanvi wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat.