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.

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


  • Aamir’s next two films are the most exciting ever. Aamir is going over the sea and in space!

    1. Thugs of Hindostan : Big budget adventure film probably based on the historical Indian ship Hindostan co starring Big B!

    2. Saare Jahaan Se Achcha: Based on first Indian Astronaut Rakesh Sharma, it could be a ground breaking Bollywood film where scenes might be set in space.

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  • A very fare article by indicine. thank you for this. take it haters….
    haters need to understand that aamir on christmas & salman on eid in toofani combo. honestly dangal has done extraordinary & its proof of sheer stardom widout famous cast,celebrated director,demonitise etc
    now thug of hindostan coming on diwali so christmas ka rona b ro lo abi.

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  • @Abhishek,Bro!Deep in ur conscience even u know that Krissh 3 collection r fake & manipulated and the actuals r around 175 cr odd.BOI is the most credibile trade website which always gives the real unexaggerated collections without any baisedness!Trust them & don’t live in fools world making a joke out of urself.If Krissh 3 collections r real than u will also have to accept that Guru Ram Rahim is the biggest superstar of India!And this is no trolling but reality which really bites!

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  • aamir have loyal fan following
    it doesn’t mean if u have more follower in twiiter so uhab more fans
    fans are counting by the box office

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  • I said it b4 that in hindsight Dangal should have in all probability released on the 16th n not 23rd…!

    Releasing on 23rd was not going to benefit its lifetime total but saying that we still never expected it to be trending this strongly so who knows what could have been had Xmas fallen on another date or had they released a wk earlier…!

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  • What will be the upcoming movie of Mr. Aamir Khan(perfectionist)…..???
    Ans:-Only one movie will come on 2018..That is “Thug of Hindostan”…..
    Two Legends in that movie..
    They are Mr. Amitabh Bachchan & Mr. Aamir Khan…..

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  • Dangal is doing a ‘3 idiots’ coz even 3 idiots beat Ghajinis unbelievable tally by a huge margin even though it was not a universal/ comnercial appealing film but those who underestimate Aamir Khan are always left looking silly…!

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  • Wah kya baat Indicine??
    When Sultan was doing business Indicine was like “Sultan shows salman’s sheer stardom, unparallel craze etc.”

    Now during Dangal, Indicine saying “script sense”???

    Aceept it

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  • PK was a more entertaining film but Dangal carries that patriotism angle n has an inspiration true story in its favour so its obviously working big time…!

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  • @Abhishek,where is DCH?Add it!
    All r gems of a movie!

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  • So it is fifth HGOAT.
    While no one able to do more than twice, Aamir has giving his third ATHG back to back. With Ghajini and 3I he achieved back to back ATHG milestone in last decade. In this decade he prolonged that achievement with D3,Pk & Dangal back to back.

    Loved the Picture of this post, look the incredible transformation of Aamir from PK to Dangal.
    A childlike innocent PK and Hanikarak Bapu Mahavir Phogat, this guys is simply unstoppable.

    @yuvraj ro mat yaar. Jitna jalega utna royega. Accept that people loved the Movie of the year “Dangal” and move on.

    Happy New Year everyone.

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  • Milestones which Aamir achieved/will achieve with Dangal.
    Became only actor who has 4 films in 200r club (K3,PRDP & HNY were not universally accpeted 200cr film)
    Will become first actor to have 3 films in 250cr club ( Back to back)
    Will become first actor to give 300cr grosser back to back, join Salman who has two film in 300cr club.
    Will break PK lifetime and may create 350cr club who knows even 400cr too.

    Last but the biggest. 5 ATHG in the career with 3 back to back (breaking of this record is almost next to impossible)

    Jio Aamir, you are Lion of Bollywood who is generally keep silent in his home doing his work with his style and when come out with his films, Tabahi macha deta hai.

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    In which World are you Living When Sallu gave 2 HGOAT?on Pluto?Was MPK HGOAT?Sallu has only 1 HGOAT – HAHK…Clear this thing??

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  • @death ranger read the last line of my comment bro ,I said if u r considering BOI then srk also gave 1 ATHG……

    And clear me 1 thing ,I will believe in BOI
    How jodha akbar was a SUPERHIT in 2008 and became semi hit after 3-4 years ,
    same for welcome (BB to Superhit ) and RNBDJ

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  • For those who are interested in overseas figures then know that Dangal has collected over $18million/ 123cr approxso far…! (Source Taran Adarsh)

    Thats impressive but wont get close to PKs 305cr total but PK was the more entertaining film with more repeat value imo…!

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  • @sky

    Yes a great list but we can all safely assume that Aamirs next with Big B on Diwali 2018 will be his 6th HGOAT as I suspect that will be much more commercially appealing to a wider audience…!

    This record of most HGOAT will never be equalled coz at worst case scenario if Aamir does 1 more movie after Thugs Of Hindustan by 2020 ie PK sequel then imo he will still be hugely popular thus potentially achieve his 7th HGOAT..!

    Simply the future of Bollywood is Aamir Khan

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