Aamir Khan’s Dangal breaks these 10 worldwide box office records as it creates Rs 2000-crore club

Dangal, starring Aamir Khan, has entered Rs 2000 crore club, the first for any Indian film. The major share for its extraordinary performance goes to its collections in China. the wrestling biopic on Mahavir Singh Phogat, also stars Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra and Sakshi Tanwar.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 27, 2017 7:50 pm
dangal, dangal stills, dangal aamir khan, dangal photos, dangal pics, dangal aamir khan stills Dangal released in China in April this year. It has been winning hearts of the audience there, ever since.

The success of Aamir Khan’s Dangal goes beyond the box office. As the film breaks all records and enters Rs 2000 crore club, having earned a large part of its mind-boggling profits in China. As the film continues to go strong, here are the 10 records the film shattered on its path to glory…

* Dangal is the fifth highest-grossing non-English movie in history after The Mermaid, The Untouchables, Monster Hunt, Your Name

* Dangal is Disney’s fourth biggest hit of 2016 after Hollywood blockbusters Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, Pirates of the Caribbean 5 and Beauty And The Beast

* The highest-grossing live action sports movie of 2017

* The biggest non-Hollywood import ever released in China

* First and only Indian film with an overseas gross exceeding $100 million

* First and only Indian film with an overseas gross exceeding Rs. 1,000 crore

* First and only Indian film to gross over $150 million in a single territory (China)

* Biggest single-film payday ever for an Indian actor (Aamir Khan)

* Leggiest film in China’s history (83x opening day gross, and counting)

* Most consecutive days in China with a ¥10 million ($1.5 million) gross (38 days)

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So what explains Dangal’s success in China? Indianexpress.com, in an earlier article, tried to understand the reasons why Dangal is such a huge success in China and came up with these obvious reasons: “Both China and India are deeply patriarchal societies, with a clear preference for the male child. China’s sex ratio of 121 males per 100 females (2004 census) is much worse than that of Haryana (114 males per 100 females, 2011 census)… So, when the young Chinese, especially the girls, see Geeta Phogat on the podium after a long, hard-fought battle against the prejudiced social norms, they see a bit of themselves in her and recognise the hardships their parents have experienced in the process.”

In the same way, the respect family commands in both the countries as well as the tough competition for scarce resources and opportunities is an everyday fact in both India and China.

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    Arun
    Jun 28, 2017 at 11:43 pm
    Its "The Intouchables" not "The Untouchables"..
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      Artist
      Jun 28, 2017 at 5:53 am
      Why Indian Express is obsessed with this Fake Khan ?
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        Artist
        Jun 28, 2017 at 5:52 am
        Made in China by FAKE Khan.So Fake
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          Amit Bose
          Jun 28, 2017 at 12:01 am
          Why there are so much negativity from many people ... They are continuously telling it is fake news. Many Indian are truly confused or jealous ? ... Both way it is bad.
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            Saurabh Singh
            Jun 30, 2017 at 1:04 pm
            they are jealous.
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            THATHAMAN
            Jun 27, 2017 at 11:58 pm
            CONGRATULATIONS AMIR KHAN FOR PRESENTING SUCH A WONDERFUL MOVIE. ONE OF THE WORLD BEST.WE ARE PROUD OF YOU. FREE SUPPLY OF BURNOL FOR MODI BHAKTHS FOR CALLING YOUR SUCCESS A FAKE STORY.
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              tamaron balgen
              Jun 27, 2017 at 11:13 pm
              What a fake news, fake khan is the king of fake news., paid media . Mon a also made 500 crores for this movie ... ha ha ha
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                Untruth@Unjust
                Jun 27, 2017 at 11:04 pm
                lol.. fake news at it's peak. #bycotthisfilms
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                  Salu
                  Jun 27, 2017 at 9:50 pm
                  Congratulations...Aamir and Team!
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