Dangal becomes China’s biggest non-Hollywood foreign film, earns Rs 753.23 crore
Toppling the 2016 Japanese hit Your Name, Aamir Khan-starrer Dangal became the highest grosser non-Hollywood film in China with a total collection of Rs 75.23 crore.Updated: May 23, 2017 14:25 IST
The Aamir Khan film Dangal, about an Indian man training his daughters to become wrestlers, has become China’s biggest-grossing non-Hollywood foreign movie.
The Indian film, whose name translates as “Let’s Wrestle, Dad,” was released in China on May 5. By Tuesday, it had pulled in Rs 753.23 crore($116.21 million) in mainland China, according to data from EntGroup, a leading entertainment consultancy.
The previous top-performing non-Hollywood foreign film was the 2016 “Your Name,” a Japanese fantasy drama. It made 577 million yuan ($84 million) at the Chinese box office.
Media and online commentary has said Dangal, which is based on a true story, impressed audiences with its message of giving girls opportunities in a male-centric society, and has prompted discussions over how strict parents should or should not be when raising their children.
Actor and producer Khan had already built up a following in China following the success of his previous films 3 Idiots and PK. The Bollywood star has garnered 640,000 followers on the Twitter-like Sina Weibo since opening an account in early April.
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First Published: May 23, 2017 14:19 IST