WHOA!! Aamir Khan’s ‘Dangal’ creates another RECORD in China!
Aamir Khan’s Dangal, based on the inspiring true-life story of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat, has scripted history in China by becoming the first top- grossing non-Hollywood film. The movie has grossed USD 117 million at the box office, according to Maoyan, a popular ticketing website in China.
Latest data from EntGroup, a leading entertainment consultancy group said the tickets sales have crossed 806 million yuan (USD 117 million) for the film since its May 5 release. With this Dangal, whose theme of female empowerment seems to have resonated with the audience there, has become the highest performing non-Hollywood foreign film in the Communist nation.
The film broke the record of Your Name, a Japanese fantasy drama, which netted 577 million yuan (USD 84 million) at the box office last year. Aamir plays the role of a father in the movie who teaches wrestling to his two daughters –Geeta and Babita. Geeta eventually won the gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
Dangal created a new record by earning USD 15 million on Saturday alone, Prasad Shetty, partner of Strategic Alliance, a Chinese firm promoting Indian films in China. The film continues to run in about 7000 screens in China and has become as …read more