Secret Superstar starring Aamir Khan is shattering many Chinese box office records. The Zaira Wasim starrer in mere three days of its release has managed to achieve nearly Rs 175 crore. It is a feat the Salman Khan starrer took more than three days to achieve. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter and said,”#SecretSuperstar packs a SOLID PUNCH in its opening weekend in China… Close to ₹ 175 cr in 3 days… MIND-BOGGLING indeed…Fri $ 6.88 mn, Sat $ 10.50 mn, Sun $ 9.84 mn, Total : $ 27.22 million [₹ 174.10 cr].”
Surpassing the record established by Dangal, Secret Superstar managed to draw in a staggering USD 6.79 million [Rs. 43.35 cr] on its opening day. On the second day running Secret Superstar has now raked in a further USD 10.49 million [Rs. 66.95 cr] once again surpassing the collections of Dangal that had collected USD 4.69 million [Rs. 30.30 cr.]. According to the critics, the goodwill of Dangal and PK has benefitted the collection of Secret Superstar. It is expected that the film will rake in larger sums in the future. Taran Adarsh writes, “The tremendous goodwill that #Dangal – and prior to that #PK – created in China has benefited #SecretSuperstar… Although Aamir has an extended special appearance in #SecretSuperstar, Aamir’s star pull is at the peak in China… Expect magical numbers yet again!”
Chinese Consul General Ma Zhanwu on Friday said Indian films are very well known in his country and Aamir Khan’s ‘Dangal’ has been a runaway hit with subtitles. Movies like ‘Dangal’ had garnered more profits than many Chinese films in recent times. Zhanwu said on the sidelines of the inauguration of the 7th Kolkata International Children’s Film Festival (KICFF).
Secret Superstar tells the story of Insia, who wants to be a singer but faces resistance from her father. But, overcoming all her obstacles, the Baroda girl becomes popular when she starts uploading anonymous videos of her performances online while wearing a hijab.