Dangal is now 30th biggest hit worldwide but this is all Aamir Khan will earn from it

Aamir Khan's Dangal has earned $300 million at the box office and has replaced Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway's Through The Looking Glass to enter the top 30 hits of 2016. But despite its robust showing in China, Aamir Khan will earn only a small amount from Dangal's success.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: June 13, 2017 10:43 am
Dangal, Dangal box office collection, aamir khan, dangal china, dangal image Dangal has entered the 0 million club and has replaced Johnny Depp’s Through The Looking Glass as top hits of the year.

Aamir Khan’s Dangal has been a phenomenon, whether it was its initial release in India or its release in China. The film was critically acclaimed and loved by fans. But it realised its true potential when it released at the China box office. Within no time, Aamir Khan was a darling in China and even Chinese President Xi Jinping told PM Narendra Modi how he love the film. And now, Dangal has reached another landmark. The film has replaced Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska’s Alice Through The Looking Glass as the 30th biggest hit of 2016 and earned almost $300 million (Rs. 1,930 crore) at the box office. Trade analyst Ramesh Bala tweeted, “#Dangal with $301 M replaces #AliceThroughTheLookingGlass ‘s $299.5 M to become 2016 ‘s No. 30th movie and enters Top 30 2016 WW BO Club!”


This is the first time a Hindi film has achieved this feat. Bala also wrote, “Dangal becomes the 1st Indian movie to do US$300 M at the WW BO.. #China – $179.41 M, #Taiwan – $6 M, RoW – $115.62 M, Total – $301.03 M.” With the film still plowing on at the box office, it will probably create the Rs 2000-crore club too, another first for an Indian film. The film has already earned over 1930 crore in total.

However, Aamir Khan will only reap limited monetary benefits from the phenomenal showing of Dangal in China. The reason for this are the rules that govern Chinese box office. The Chinese government gives only 25 per cent of the box-office revenue to foreign studios. This is a lot less than US which gives 50 percent and 40 percent in most other countries. This means the studio UTV Disney will earn around Rs 275 crore, out of which Aamir will get a percentage. Only four Indian films are allowed to screen in China; Baahubali 2 will also release in the country soon.

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  1. K
    Jun 13, 2017 at 3:04 pm
    Even we think if has 20 share than Aamir Will earn more than 50 crores alone from China which is good enough
    1. B
      Jun 13, 2017 at 9:36 am
      Indians are patriotic only in cricket stadium,when it comes to b s, unlike Chinese, they always prefer foreign b s,they feel sub standard by owning Indian b ,they feel proud of owning foreign b ,Indians trying hard to be a stan, where you find all foreign b s, nothing native or indigenous.Look at China, they appreciate and own their b s with pride, unlike patriotic,secular, liberal, INDIANS.China has world's top cellphone b ,cars ( in future) and everything to name
      1. V
        Jun 13, 2017 at 7:17 pm
        I think you should go to China
      2. B
        Jun 13, 2017 at 9:10 am
        Indians love China, Chinese Mobile, food,in future,even cars etc..,as they did with Korean, anese etc..,ditching Indian b s like BPL,VIDEOCON,ONIDA,MICROMAX,INTEX etc..., in future they ditch TATAS,MAHINDRAS etc...,already process started, really patriotic enough, liberals(allowing others to rule),secular and what not unlike China.
        1. B
          Beyond Good
          Jun 13, 2017 at 8:02 am
          Chinese love Dangal and also Masood Azhar! Never believe these Chinese....
          1. D
            Jun 13, 2017 at 6:06 am
            "even Chinese President Xi Jinping told PM Narendra Modi how he love the film." Burn you miserab.le san.ghi d.o.gs burn.
            1. P
              Jun 12, 2017 at 2:48 pm
              Aamir khan no 1 for ever.
              1. M
                mimi sur
                Jun 12, 2017 at 12:38 pm
                But still if he can't afford to buy an one-direction ticket to settle outside India, I will buy one for him . You know.. dia has become intolerant now a days.
                1. T
                  Jun 12, 2017 at 1:24 pm
                  Yes indeed India is intolerant with S s sanghis terrorists like you given free hand......Pigs like you need to be shown your place in soon
                  1. R
                    Randwa Mohammad
                    Jun 12, 2017 at 2:13 pm
                    Ok..Good luck to you.
                    1. N
                      Jun 12, 2017 at 9:02 pm
                      With left wing Marxist s like you, people have become intolerant. No one should tolerate marxism. Marxist should be abolished from the face of this earth....
                  2. A
                    anirudh shukla
                    Jun 12, 2017 at 12:34 pm
                    why can't we do the same with almost every import from China...... Over to modi ji.
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