Dangal box office collection Day 8: Aamir Khan’s film collects Rs 216.12 crore, looks to overthrow Sultan

Dangal box office collection Day 8: Aamir Khan's film is sprinting towards the benchmark of Sultan. Will it cross Rs. 300 crore at the box office this weekend?

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 31, 2016 7:07 pm
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Dangal is a juggernaut at the box office and Aamir Khan is back to being Bollywood’s magician who can serve us entertainment and a message every single time. With no major film releases this weekend, Aamir Khan’s Dangal continues to rule the box office by minting Rs 216.12 crore by its eighth day of release, in the domestic market.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to announce Dangal’s business on Day 8 of its second week. He wrote, “Dangal maintains a STRONG GRIP on Day 8… All set for a SMASHING Weekend 2… [Week 2] Fri 18.59 cr. Total: ₹ 216.12 cr nett. India biz.”

Taran is hopeful that the blockbuster will soon cross the Rs 300 crore mark too. In another tweet, he mentioned that Dangal will easily become one of the films to enter the mega club at the box-office. “At the speed at which #Dangal is sprinting, ₹ 300 cr is an easy target… Will be 4th film to achieve it.  [#PK, #BajrangiBhaijaan, #Sultan].”

Along with the domestic market, the film’s business is going strong even at the international scene. After minting over Rs. 100 crores in the very first week, Dangal has earned Rs 122. 59 crores in the international markets till Friday, December 30th. Taran took to Twitter and wrote, “#Dangal crosses $ 18 million internationally. OVERSEAS – Total till Fri, 30 Dec: $ 18.04 million [₹ 122.59 cr]. Some screens yet to report.”

As the second highest grosser of 2016, the only film ahead of it is Salman Khan’s Sultan. Another sports film, Sultan had Salman playing a worn-out wrestler looking for redemption and it grossed over Rs 300 crore at the BO. Can Dangal beat Sultan at the box office game?

If both, overseas collection and money made from the domestic market are taken into account, Dangal has already crossed 300 crore mark.

Earlier this year, when two of Bollywood’s biggest superstars announced their projects on wrestling, it was going to be a competition. Both of them were based on wrestling but with different content. Aamir Khan had openly said, on Koffee With Karan that he wanted folks to watch Sultan, only then fans would be interested in watching Dangal in order to compare it with Sultan. It was a strategy that played well for Dangal.

Also read: Dangal box office collection day 7: Aamir Khan film is 2016’s second biggest hit, earns Rs 197.5 cr

The movie has tugged at the heartstrings of audiences for its powerful portrayal of the tale of Mahavir Singh Phogat, who gave his sweat and blood to train his daughters Geeta and Babita. His daughters went on to win gold at Commonwealth Games. Although a few facts were slightly distorted in the film to add a little spice to the story, the complete output has managed to satisfy everyone.

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