'Dangal' in China: Aamir Khan starrer beats Hollywood films to top box office
After shattering a bunch of box office records in India, Aamir Khan's Dangal has set another record with a box office collection of USD 72 million in two weeks in China, making it the first Indian film to win the top slot against Hollywood movies.
Aamir Khan's Dangal is an inspiring story of a father's struggle has earned more than 487 million yuan (about USD 72million) since its release on May 5, becoming the highest-grossing Indian movie in China, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
Disney and Marvel's Guardians of The Galaxy Vol 2 landed at the second place for the week, taking in 213 million yuan. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword took third place, earning 36 million yuan.
At the fourth place was Hong Kong-based crime movie Shock Wave, generating 28 million yuan. Rounding out the top five was domestic action film Dealer Healer, which grossed 28 million yuan.
Khan, who has managed to maintain a steady popularity in abroad for years has a bunch of monstrous releases in his store. Anushka Sharma starring 'PK' is the only movie to rake up Rs 100 crore in the box office of China. While talking about foreign successes of Amir Khan, how can we forget about '3 Idiots'.
The movie had people drooling over its way of conveying a serious message in a jolly and light light-heartedr.
Dangal was a massive success at a time when India-China relations faced turbulence over a host of issues. India has skipped China's high-profile Belt and Road Forum attended by 29 heads of state and governments.
#Dangal maintains the speed on weekdays in China... Week 2 [updated]:— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 17, 2017
Mon: $ 4.95 mn
Tue: $ 4.92 mn
Total: $ 70.33 million [â¹ 450.39 cr]