Aamir Khan’s ‘Dangal’ Named Blockbuster of the Decade by Yahoo India (Photo Credit: Twitter)
After emerging victorious at the box office not just in India but in China, the Aamir Khan-starrer, Dangal which crossed the Rs 2,000-crore mark at the global box office is now the biggest blockbuster of the decade, according to a Yahoo India report. Following next in line behind the Nitesh Tiwari movie about aspiring story about the wrestler sisters and their coach father is tailed by Salman Khan-starrer Bajrangi Bhaijaan and yet again another Aamir Khan starrer, the 2014 Rajkumar Hirani directorial, PK, according to Yahoo India Decade in Review report.
Other films to make it to the top 10 blockbusters of the decade include Sultan, Tiger Zinda Hai, Dhoom 3, Sanju, War, Chennai Express and Dabangg.
Dangal, which was a hit among the Chinese viewers was also named the 33rd film in Chinese cinema history to cross one billion RMB. According to Maoyan, a popular ticketing website in China, Dangal’s gross earnings has crossed one billion RMB, joining the exclusive club of just 32 films in China cinema history.
“It is an unprecedented success for an Indian film and important land mark, making Dangal a super hit Indian film,” said Prasad Shetty, partner of Strategic Alliance a Chinese firm promoting Indian films in China for the past few years.
The film, which became big hit since it was released on May 5 landed at the second place at the Chinese box office Tuesday after staying at the top for over a fortnight just behind Pirates of the Caribbean 5 is at the number one position. “It is still playing in about 9000 screens. Dangal’s success in China perhaps opens a Pandora’s Box for Indian cinema as successes in China’s box office means world’s highest revenue,” Shetty said.