Aamir Khan starrer Secret Superstar has got an overwhelming response from the Chinese people and it is proving quite unstoppable at the box office there. The Zaira Wasim starrer was released on January 19 this year in China and it has been rocking the Chinese box office form Day 1 itself. Secret Superstar has not just entered the exclusive Rs 400 crore club, on its 11th day, the movie has earned as much as Rs 442.22 crore and even as you are reading this, it may well have become a Rs 450 cr movie! On the way, Secret Superstar has beaten Aamir’s earlier super blockbuster Dangal earnings, as per a report by Bollywood Hungama. Dangal by Day 11 had earned Rs 429.78 crore, the report said.
As far as the Secret Superstar collection on day 11 itself are concerned, the movie has earned Rs 20.31 crore with 6,70,993 admissions. Secret Superstar, the tale of a 14-year-old Muslim-Indian girl who strives to become a singer, has topped China’s box office since its local release on Jan 19, surpassing sales for Star Wars: Last Jedi, according to ticketing-data provider Maoyan.
Secret Superstar is Aamir Khan’s second straight hit in China, and this shows how quickly, Bollywood, which is the world’s second-biggest film industry, is evolving. Also, the Chinese market itself is moving on from franchise fares like Universal Pictures’ Fast & Furious installments to a taste for movies from all around the world.
Despite this, it is hard to understand the success formula at China box office. Two tales from Hollywood’s “Fast and Furious” series rank among the country’s top 5 earners in history. But, some “Star Wars” tales have been uninspiring. Pixar’s animated “Coco” scored about $190 million in China last year, almost matching its North America sales, while Walt Disney Co’s “Cars 3” barely reached $20 million, compared with more than $150 million in the US, according to Boxofficemojo.com.
While Aamir Khan is doing well in China, another another Indian superstar, Salman Khan, is all set to explore the market in China. His debut in the country will be in Kabir Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan film.