Dangal box office collection day 1: Film collects Rs 29.78 cr, can this be Aamir Khan’s biggest hit till date?

Dangal box office collection day 1: Aamir Khan-starrer expected to cross Rs 100 crore mark in first 3 days. Its first day collection may not have surpassed that of Salman Khan's Sultan but the film is getting appreciation and is expected to do even better.

Written by Dipti Sharma | New Delhi | Updated: December 24, 2016 3:24 pm
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Aamir Khan’s Dangal has collected Rs 29.78 crore in box office collection on the first day of its release. The film is expected to cross Rs 100 crore in first weekend itself given the strong word of mouth and positive publicity it is getting from all around. Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh shared, “#Dangal wrestles demonetisation… Sets the BO on fire… Ends the lull phase… Fri ₹ 29.78 cr [incl ₹ 59 lacs from Tamil and Telugu].” Ever since demonetisation was announced, the Aamir Khan film is the first one which has solidly managed to escape its effects. Dangal has also become the second biggest opener of the year after Salman Khan’s Dangal.

The film is soaring high with all appreciation and love that it is getting from the audience. The audience was awaiting this Aamir Khan movie inspired by real-life wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat’s life and the love is showing at box office. The film has got tremendous advance booking and Friday, despite being a working day, saw packed theatres. Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh announced Friday morning shows opened to packed houses. The film saw around over 75% occupancy during morning shows, which is terrific.

Other than Aamir, the film stars Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sheikh, and Sanya Malhotra and  has already broken a few records. It has received the highest ever advance opening on online entertainment ticketing platform. The online platform has hit its fastest 1 million ticket milestone for an individual movie with Dangal. The film has witnessed approximately 40% more advance bookings on online platform for the opening week as compared with other blockbusters which released this year.

“We were expecting Dangal to do very well at the box office but this kind of traction is unprecedented. Dangal has not only received great reviews but has indeed worn off any after-effects of the recent demonetization on the Indian film industry,” said Ashish Saksena, COO of BookMyShow.

Not just India, the film is doing well internationally as well. After its first day showing in US, Middle East and UK, the film had earned Rs 7.81 crore. It has also opened well in Australia and New Zealand.

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Dangal has released on 4300 screens in the domestic market and on 1000 screens in the overseas market. The film has got the widest release in North America, UAE-GCC, UK and Australia. Dangal is expected to collect around Rs 30 crore on the first day.

In a generous gesture, Salman Khan said that Dangal is a much better film than Sultan. Both films have wrestling at their heart. While Aamir Khan has reiterated that both Dangal and Sultan are different films, comparisons are unavoidable. And that leads one to box office performance of both Dangal and Sultan on their opening day.

Sultan, which was released on Wednesday (one day before Eid) collected Rs 36.54 crore on the first day. The film went on to collect Rs 180.3 crore in the first weekend, with Rs 38.21 crores coming on its fifth day. That’s a huge amount to surpass and some tough goals for Aamir Khan’s Dangal. While Aamir has failed to break the first day record of Sultan, it is expected to do much better in coming days.

Aamir Khan’s films rarely manage to touch 30-crores mark on the opening day. His films including PK, Talaash and 3 Idiots collected Rs 26.63 crore, Rs 13.50 crore and Rs 12.78 crore respectively on opening days. Dhoom 3, which was a franchise, collected Rs 36.22 crore on the first day. It is also important to note here is that 3 Idiots went on open Rs 200-crore club and PK started a Rs 300-crore club. PK continues to be the highest grosser ever, something even Sultan could not surpass.

Also Read: Dangal international box office collection: Aamir Khan’s film flies high in US, UK and UAE

In fact, the real question is not whether Dangal can do better than Sultan, it is whether it can surpass PK’s record?

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    Javed Khan
    Dec 24, 2016 at 7:12 am
    over hyped movie.......
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      Raju
      Dec 23, 2016 at 4:09 pm
      Yes Aamir Khan ki har picture lambi race ke ghode hai it will run longgggg in Box Office and Hearts
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        Zeeshan alam
        Dec 24, 2016 at 6:17 am
        I mean 500 cr
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          Bharat
          Dec 24, 2016 at 2:10 pm
          stan say bheek q maang raha hai .. jab dekho s ke p moov khol ke bhejta hai ... tero ko nai per humko India ki izzet ki padi hai .. maangna band ker pak ke p
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            Satish
            Dec 24, 2016 at 5:42 am
            Dangal will be a record breaking film in the long run !
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              Sujan
              Dec 24, 2016 at 12:55 am
              I think kochi dont know what a movie is n what should be the story line to touch the herat.i thunk kochi needs some intimate scene that he didnot found on dangal.very lovely movie,everyone should have to watch .
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                aakil
                Dec 23, 2016 at 6:04 pm
                Dangal is mast movie
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                  meneka
                  Dec 24, 2016 at 5:02 pm
                  "for your information all terrorists belongs to islam"............thats enough to show your blind hatred, numb mind and mental level...your post is not worth responding..period.
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                    meneka
                    Dec 24, 2016 at 1:55 pm
                    KYUNKI YE DESH SIRF BHAGWO KA NAHI HAI ISLIYE....
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                      meneka
                      Dec 24, 2016 at 4:20 pm
                      Not supporting aamir..he did a mistake by showing his apprehensions in public..what you must realize is that today you cant speak truth. he said truth publicty and for that he is recieving flak...anyway no matter how much you abuse him he is busy being successful and you r busy in abusing him and ping comments on others education level.best of luck
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                        meneka
                        Dec 25, 2016 at 8:01 am
                        but then you will say that no, children should starve for a greater good of the nation...........so please stop this hypocrisy...its not aamir khans duty to feed the poor its the governments duty....so remind them who have killed 100s and starved millions in the name of black money....
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                          meneka
                          Dec 25, 2016 at 8:16 am
                          no one is saying that all hindus are fanatic and majority muslims in india are thankful for that...thats the spirit of india which is a lot better than stan...the life of a muslim is far better in india than in stan...muslims here also despise them ...he just said that all muslims are not fanatic...but the bhagwa brigade wants that we rational hindus also turn fanatic and kill all muslims of india....why sir? why we should do that? where is the message of love for which the world knows us? we have for got our heros like vivekananda, hi and there message of love and are following the true traitors of this country in the name of hatred... the words of ravish kumar " sampradayik hona kaise accha ho sakta hai....nafrat karna kaise accha ho sakta hai....matlab apna padhai likhai sab bech aye hain kya aap log..."...i hope majority agrees with him....
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                            meneka
                            Dec 24, 2016 at 7:52 pm
                            well said sunny
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                              meneka
                              Dec 24, 2016 at 1:02 pm
                              yes you dumb rahul...abul kalam azad, fakhruddin, hi and all muslim freedom fighters were terrorists and nathuram godse, sadhvi pragya, aseemanand are the true patriots of india
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                                Ahmed Shaikh
                                Dec 24, 2016 at 1:05 pm
                                I Saw Dangal...Its live social message...Nice acted by Amir Sir.Superb performance by Sakhshi Mam...And hard work done by Director Niteshji....May God bless this film by "National award".Especially for best director Niteshji
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                                  sunny
                                  Dec 24, 2016 at 9:31 pm
                                  but all hindus fathers were mughals
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                                    sunny
                                    Dec 24, 2016 at 9:30 pm
                                    raj thackary and PM MODI and 95% of the people who saw the movie like it also praised the movie should the go stan
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                                      sunny
                                      Dec 24, 2016 at 9:28 pm
                                      raj thackeray and PM MODI Aas also praised the movie
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                                        sunny
                                        Dec 24, 2016 at 5:42 pm
                                        sam]mutha express , hrabad blast , malegoan blast , ajmer blast, latur blast were done by fanatic lunatic hinduuus
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                                          Ashoke
                                          Dec 24, 2016 at 5:27 pm
                                          The finest New Year Gift from Amir Khan. The best event after the worst crawling of काले धन के "घर-वापसी”,एक नई पोशाक में .
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                                            Chand
                                            Dec 24, 2016 at 9:53 am
                                            The films of Salman and Aamir stands no comparison. One is aimed at the box office and to enhance the super star image of the actor. On the other hand, Amir's movies have entertainment value, great performances and often has some social message for the audience. Salman's films makes huge collections in the first weekend as it's released during Eid and other festivals.
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