Dangal vs Baahubali 2 box office: Aamir Khan film creates Rs 1800-cr club now

In the race between two of the most successful movies of the Indian film industry, Dangal starring Aamir Khan, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra are inching towards the glory of Rs 2,000 crore club faster than SS Rajamouli's blockbuster hit Baahubali 2 starring Prabhas.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 2, 2017 1:25 pm
dangal, baahubali 2, aamir khan, ss rajamouli Baahubali 2 which was released on around 9,000 screens worldwide on April 28 will open on 6,000 screens in China, most probably this month or in July. A final date is awaited.

The news of Dangal having reached the mark of Rs 1,000 crore in China has come as no surprise as the film has created a wave of sorts since its release. Even with one of the major theatre operators running less number of shows of the Aamir Khan starrer, the film managed to rake in an exemplary amount at the box office. Baahubali 2 starring Prabhas and Rana Daggubati, on the other hand is, however, not in the running when it comes to China. The film hasn’t been released so far, and by the time it does, Dangal might make its way to Rs 2,000 crore club. Which means that Baahubali 2 will not get to set that record.

Baahubali 2 which was released on around 9,000 screens worldwide on April 28 will open on 6,000 screens in China, most probably this month or in July. A final date is awaited. Baahubali 2’s Hindi version has already collected Rs 500.13 crore in India. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, “ [Week 5] Fri 1.56 cr, Sat 2.25 cr, Sun 3.16 cr, Mon 1.34 cr, Tue 1.22 cr, Wed 1.20 cr. Total: ₹ 500.13 cr Nett. HINDI. India biz.”

In fact, Dangal has created yet another club — the Rs 1800 crore clun. Taran tweeted, “#Dangal enters ₹ 1,800 Cr WW GBOC Club! #China – ₹1,021 Cr #Taiwan – ₹36.5 Cr RoW – ₹744.5 Cr Total – ₹ 1,802 Cr DANGAL 1000CR IN CHINA.” Dangal is also the first non-Hollywood film to earn 1 billion RMB in China. Aamir Khan-starrer screening licence has also been extended by one month there and the movie will be screened till July 4, 2017 in China. China gives licence to foreign movies to be screened for one month.

This might be shocking, but the first film that crossed Rs 1,500 crore might not be the first to race through Rs 2,000 crore. To say that the response Dangal got in China was not expected would be an understatement. Now, we just have to wait patiently as we see which of these two make the next record. In the meanwhile, Baahubali 2 is running strong in the domestic box office is cities like Chennai, Bangalore and Thiruvananthapuram.

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This weekend too, the film might rake in more money. So far, no new film has managed to beat the success of Baahubali 2 at the theatres. The release of Priyanka Chopra’s Baywatch and Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman might dent the success of this epic film. With the weekend nearing, the wait to see which film takes the throne of crossing the Rs 2,000 cr mark first is not long.

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    Er Raj Singh
    Jul 5, 2017 at 11:40 am
    It's fake news
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      kp
      Jun 5, 2017 at 10:31 am
      In order to mint 1000cr in just few days, theaters in china would need mile long lines. The scene at the theaters would have to be more frenzied than was witnessed for Bahubali all over India. Dangal would need the kind of wave that even Jackie Chan movies can not match and Jackie Chan is a certified hero in China and yet most of his movies do not cross 500-800cr lifetime collections in China. Dangal is not even a dubbed movie, so being able to beat collection records of Jackie chan movies would make waves in asian media, except that there is not buzz for success of this movie, not in chinese or asian media or in social media Nobody has been able to produce any videos on social media that can collaborate the craze at chinese theaters for Dangal. And until one can provide any proof, this on will be treated as fake news
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        Afzaal
        Jun 5, 2017 at 8:56 am
        I dont understand why people r abusing each other over a movie.. its a business boss... u r not getting a single rupee for abusing one over a movie... movies r just meant to entetain people not for unnecessary arguments like this... if babubali 2 earns 2000 crores what r u getting.... ghanta.. n if dangal earns 500 crores then still u r not getting anything... farzi bahas..
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          SURAJ KS
          Jun 3, 2017 at 6:57 pm
          BAHUBALI 2 'S TOTAL COLLECTION 1500 CRORE RS THESE 1500 CRORE RS 1200 CRORE RS FROM INDIA AND OTHER 300 CRORE RS FROM OTHER COUNTRIES (INTERESTING FACT IS THAT IN THESE 300 CRORE RS NOT EVEN 1 RS FROM CHINA).BIG SALUTE TO RAJAMOULI SIR FOR CREATING BAHUBALI 1 & BAHUBALI 2 LIKE MOVIES.PROUD TO BE AN INDIAN AND CREATE MOVIES LIKE RAMAYANA & MAHABHARATHA.
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            aaa
            Jun 3, 2017 at 1:30 pm
            bhai aamir ko duniya pasand karti ha phir tm indians q jalty ho us se? bahubali 1 hi movie ha jo record bana gyi, amir har saal record banata ha ab bhi top per hai aur 5 onth bad bahubali ka naam tak nhi yad hoga. accept it , dangal is recorded , and dangall represent india in world. you should proud amir
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              Mee Binny
              Jun 3, 2017 at 11:34 am
              We should screenote of the Indian movies than the foreign movies this will encourage out indian film producers toale more such movies and compete against the international movie makers.
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                Srinath Sri
                Jun 3, 2017 at 6:54 am
                It's all false. For just a month movie will gross 1000 crore in unknown market haha its ty bollywood tricks. Movie collected just 700 create across the world now after baahubali is released this will happen. No news in Chinese or world media but bollywood specialists know it. Now Indians are confused whether to laugh or fsrt on this news.
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                  Er Raj Singh
                  Jul 5, 2017 at 11:44 am
                  haaaa.. Totally fake News. I agree with u. Dangal Never and ever collect 1000 Crore.
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                  alien
                  Jun 3, 2017 at 4:42 am
                  IE published 5 reasons not to watch Bahubali2, w of india and indians worldwide rejected it. Now they are coming up with another gem. this is nothing but paid PR.
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