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At Rs 1930 cr, Dangal is now the 5th highest grossing non-English film ever

Dangal is a dramatic retelling of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat’s life, is the first and only Indian film with an overseas gross exceeding $100 million.

bollywood Updated: Jun 14, 2017 18:16 IST
Dangal is the story of Mahavir Singh Phogat and his wrestler daughters Geeta and Babita.
Dangal is the story of Mahavir Singh Phogat and his wrestler daughters Geeta and Babita.

Aamir Khan’s Dangal has now achieved a new and huge milestone which has only been reached by four other movies in history! The Nitesh Tiwari-directorial has officially surpassed the $300 million (that roughly translates to Rs 1930 crore) mark this week to become only the fifth non-English movie in history to do so.

According to a report from Forbes, global ticket sales for the sports biopic now stand at $301 million, with $179.8 million coming from China and $84.4 million from India.

Only four other non-English movies in history have earned more than $300 million worldwide: China’s The Mermaid ($533 million) and Monster Hunt ($386 million), France’s The Intouchables ($427 million) and Japan’s Your Name ($354 million).

The flick, a dramatic retelling of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat’s life, is the first and only Indian film with an overseas gross exceeding $100 million.

It released to universal critical acclaim in India last Christmas.