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Aamir Khan rides high at China BO: Dangal earns Rs 382.69 crore in two weeks

Aamir Khan-starrer Dangal has earned Rs 382.69 crore within two weeks of its release in China - an unprecedented record in the country.

bollywood Updated: May 15, 2017 14:15 IST
New Delhi, HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
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Aamir Khan plays former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat in Dangal.

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan’s Dangal has crossed the Rs 300-crore-mark in China within two weeks of its release, becoming the first Indian film to achieve the feat in the neighbouring country.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted on Monday, “#Dangal collects an EARTH-SHATTERING $ 32.60 mn / ₹ 208.84 cr in *Weekend 2* in China... UNPRECEDENTED... Weekend 2 data follows...#Dangal - CHINA - Week 2 [updated]...Fri: $ 6.21 mn, Sat: $ 13.86 mn, Sun: $ 12.53 mn, 10-day total: $ 59.74 million [₹ 382.69 cr] STUPENDOUS!”

The movie, released in around 7,000 screens in China as Shuai Jiao Baba (Let’s Wrestle, Dad).

Dangal, which is about a gritty wrestler from small town training his daughters to become world-class wrestlers, has already broken the record of PK which earned Rs 100 crore in China.

China is still viewed to be a patriarchal society but the masses have connected with Dangal.

Aamir is among the most popular Indian actors for the Chinese who also are fans of South Koreans artistes. “All those issues touched on in his works also exist in China, but no Chinese has ever made that type of film,” Wu Qian (pseudonym), a 29-year-old fan of Aamir, was quoted as saying by Global Times.

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First Published: May 15, 2017 13:31 IST