Aamir Khan's wrestling-drama, Dangal, directed by Nitesh Tiwari, has shattered all conceivable expectations.
A new report in Forbes says the film has crossed the 'magical number' of Rs. 2000 crores, becoming the highest-grossing Indian film in the history of cinema. It is also the highest-grossing Non-Hollywood film to ever release in China, a market that has been key to Dangal's astronomical success.
According to a report in Variety, exhibitors in China had as many as 55,000 screenings per day on Dangal's second weekend in China, as it took over the top spot from Hollywood's Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2.
Talking about records, Dangal is also the 5th highest-grossing Non-Hollywood film in the world now, the first being China's The Mermaid.
The Aamir Khan-starrer, which introduced two newcomers in Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra, opened in Indian theatres in Christmas 2016 and instantly won over critics and the audiences.
At this year's Filmfare Awards, Dangal took home Best Actor, Best Director, and Best Film trophies.
Dangal is based on the real-life story of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat, who trained his two daughters, Geeta and Babita Phogat in wrestling which ultimately led them to win golds at the Commonwealth Games in 2010 and 2014 respectively.
As for Aamir, he'll next be seen in a special appearance in his home production, Secret Superstar and then in YRF's Thugs of Hindostan, which also features Amitabh Bachchan and his Dangal co-star, Fatima Sana Shaikh.
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