Aamir Khan starrer Dangal, on the back of its runaway box office success in China, has become the highest-grossing Indian film of all time. The film has reportedly earned over Rs 1558.10 cr globally since its release in December last year. The film was released in China 21 days ago, according to Bollywood Hungama. Dangal now has the distinction of becoming the highest grossing Indian film till date.
According to the Indian Express, actor Aamir Khan has said, “I am very happy because the film is being appreciated in China and across the world.”
According to a Bollywood Hungama report Dangal has made nearly Rs 810 crore in China and Rs 32.34 crore in Taiwan. The film has also made Rs 716 crore globally excluding China and Taiwan. Dangal’s lifetime collection in just the Indian box office stood at Rs 387.38 crore.
Dangal trumped the record of Your Name, a Japanese fantasy drama, which made USD 84 million in China last year. According to the Indian Express.
According to the Indian Express, Prasad Shetty, partner of Strategic Alliance, the Chinese firm promoting Indian movies in China has said that Dangal created a new record by earning USD 15 million last Saturday alone. Dangal is the third Aamir Khan starrer to be released in China after PK and 3 Idiots.
Dangal, inspired by the wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat’s efforts to make his daughter Olympic winning medalists has struck a chord with the Chinese audience. The film, which deals with patriarchy, skewed sex ratio and parochial views has reverberated with Chinese moviegoers. Both India and China grapple with similar issues.