Dangal vs PK: Box Office Collection Comparison

Ghajini. 3 Idiots. Dhoom 3. PK. No other actor in the history of Indian Cinema has delivered the highest grosser of all-time more than twice. Even the great Amitabh Bachchan only twice broke the record for the highest grosser of all-time. Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor, Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan have achieved possibly the biggest achievement – only twice each in their career.

Aamir Khan, who already holds the record for surpassing the industry’s highest grosser, is all set to do it for the 5th time in his career.

His latest film, Dangal, is showing better trends than his 2014 Christmas release ‘PK’ which was directed by Rajkumar Hirani. It also featured a top actress like Anushka Sharma. This time around, it was Aamir’s credibility, script sense and conviction that should help Dangal not only surpass PK, but it ‘could’ go on to be a much bigger grosser. Even 400 crore isn’t out of reach for Dangal!

Dangal vs PK

Dangal vs PK

If you’re wondering why such lofty praise – then the comparison below makes things very clear. The 2nd Friday collections of Dangal is higher than the 2nd Saturday collections of PK.

At the end of the first week, PK had collected 182.89 crore, while Dangal has collected 197.54 crore. A difference of 14.65 crore.

The gap between the two films widens further on the 2nd Friday as Dangal has collected 18.59 crore on its 8th day, whereas PK had ‘just’ managed to collect 14.55 crore.

The 2nd Saturday of Dangal will be higher than the 2nd Sunday on PK.. with business expected to go to insane never-been-seen levels on 2nd Sunday.

The trend is clear – Dangal is maintaining a level of business that’s higher than PK (graph below) and this can only mean one thing – the record for the highest grosser of all-time will be achieved once again by Aamir Khan. It’ll be for the 4th time in 5 films that he will be exceeding all expectations, beating the prediction of all analysts to top the industry once again.

PK vs Dangal

PK vs Dangal

What stands between Dangal and a huge 375 – 400 crore grosser is just one factor. PK released a week before Christmas, because of this, the Christmas – New Year advantage stretched well into its 3rd week. For Dangal, the holiday period ends tomorrow. So the level of business that it managed to maintain during the weekdays and the kind of growth it shows in the 3rd weekend – could eventually decide if Aamir Khan goes on to become the founder of the 400 crore club or falls short.

Note: PK has beaten Dangal on just on day, it’s 7th day because it was a holiday for Christmas. Otherwise, Dangal has maintained a steady and big enough lead even when compared to the Rajkumari Hirani classic.

 PKDangal
Day 126.6329.78
Day 230.3434.82
Day 338.2442.41
Day 421.2225.69
Day 519.3623.09
Day 619.5521.46
Day 727.5520.29
First Week182.89 cr197.54 cr
Day 814.5518.59
Day 917.1223.07
Day 1022.2532.04
Day 1110.0813.45
Day 129.1110.46
Day 139.059.23
Day 1413.489.12
Two Week278.53 cr313.50 cr
Day 156.856.66
Day 168.3210.80
Day 1711.5814.33
Day 184.424.35
Day 194.024.03
Day 203.463.21
Day 212.962.97
Three Week Total320.14 cr359.85 cr
Day 221.821.94
Day 232.824.06
Day 244.014.24
Till Fourth weekend328.79 cr370.09 Cr
Remaining weeks11.8114.88
India Collections340.6 cr384.97 Cr
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78 Comments

  • “No other actor in the history of Indian Cinema has delivered the highest grosser of all-time more than twice.”
    Aamir is a Legend.

  • No one can come close to aamir, Not in mega stardom, not in quality wise, not in fan following, not in iconic status… Except in social networking sites. In that place only aamir is behind to other two khans.

  • Dangal won’t cross pk because after 1st january there is no school college vacation for enjoy high ticket price. without high ticket it can not cross 175 in first week.

  • So happy. Aamir has been building his stardom for years doing quality films and winning over every section of society, young and old. And now he is winning gold after gold.

  • Every actor dreams of having an athg and even big superstars hardly have 1 or 2 but Aamir alone has 5 that too came in just 8 years along with 6 atbb 7 hgoty 2 hgotd and one of the best hit and success ratio among seniors with thug saare jahan se acha and 3 idiots sequel on its way

  • I think 400 cr is out of reach!Even though its trending is better than PK but after this weekend schools r going to reopen all over India since the Holidays are almost over so this should minimise the audiences upto an extent thereby decreasing its collections,but even then 350 cr plus karna tay hai!Good Luck
    #Akkian

  • Aamir has the trust of audience and this ‘trust’ has been built over years of hard work and dedication.
    Dil Chahta Hai
    Lagaan
    Rang De Basanti
    Taare Zameen Par
    3 Idiots
    PK
    and now Dangal.

  • Even the great Amitabh Bachchan only twice broke the record for the highest grosser of all-time. Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor, Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan have achieved possibly the biggest achievement – only twice each in their career

    CORRECTION : HRITHIK ROSHAN has also done it twice with DHOOM 2 and KRRISH 3 and if u r taking data from THE GREAT BOXOFFICEINDIA ,then SRK has also done it only once.
    So , I request you to Correct it….

  • It just the beginning! Aamir’s THUGS OF HINDOSTAN (larger than life historical Adventure film) and SAARE JAHAAN SE ACHCHA (first Indian Astronaut biopic) will be the biggest blockbusters ever!

  • Your prediction is going to be wrong and Aamir is unpredictable because aamir has a Genuine Fan Following ,not in just Social media like Some global stars…..
    Social media and winning twitter poll is just a PR work that’s why Global star is behind two other khans….

  • @Rahul Saroj,Bro!Its Super WOM power bcz FYI a star can only give initials to a movie bcz after that WOM replaces him!In this case WOM has overshadowed star which is not a new thing bcz it happens in every movie!Enjoy ur days brother!
    #luv

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