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Aamir Khan’s Dangal unstoppable in China, earns almost Rs 1000 cr

The film which became big hit since it was released on May 5 slipped to second place in the Chinese box office yesterday after staying on top for over a fortnight.

bollywood Updated: Jun 21, 2017 19:29 IST
Dangal is the story of former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and his daughters Geeta and Babita.
Dangal is the story of former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and his daughters Geeta and Babita.

Aamir Khan’s Dangal has created a landmark in China today by becoming the 33rd film in Chinese cinema history to cross one billion RMB, which in Indian currency amounts to Rs 945 crore. According to Maoyan, a popular ticketing website in China, Dangal’s gross earnings has crossed one billion RMB, joining the exclusive club of just 32 films in China cinema history.

“It is an unprecedented success for an Indian film and important land mark, making Dangal a super hit Indian film,” said Prasad Shetty, partner of Strategic Alliance a Chinese firm promoting Indian films in China for the past few years.

The film, which became big hit since it was released on May 5, slipped to second place at the Chinese box office Tuesday after staying at the top for over a fortnight. Hollywood film Pirates of the Caribbean 5 is at the number one position. “It is still playing in about 9000 screens. Dangal’s success in China perhaps opens a Pandora’s Box for Indian cinema as successes in China’s box office means world’s highest revenue,” Shetty said.