Aamir Khan’s Dangal has raced way ahead of all the previous highest overseas grossers, but the superstar is competing with himself as the second and third highest grossers are also his previous two releases – PK and Dhoom 3.
Dangal will double the previous highest overseas grosser and by the end of its historic run in China, it could collect more than the overseas collections of PK, Dhoom 3, Bajrangi Bhaijaan ad 3 Idiots – all combined!
Excluding Aamir Khan films, one Dangal could be more than the lifetime overseas collections of several top actors. That’s the kind of potential that the China market has and that’s one of the reasons why Aamir – who doesn’t really spend a lot of time promoting his films in India – went all out to promote Dangal in China.
The brilliance of the man lies in effective marketing; nothing in excess, no carpet-bombing, no television appearances, no city tours. Almost all the energy, hard-work and money went into scripting, casting, preparations and eventually the filming of Dangal. Recall all the news of the casting stage when Aamir spent months on getting the right actors and those times when he would eat all day to put on weight and then spent months to get his ‘wrestler’ physique.
And here we are today, with all the hard work paying off, success chasing excellence and a heartland Indian film that’s being loved and appreciated by the Chinese audience!
How big will this make ‘Thugs of Hindostan’? It’ll certainly be unimaginably huge.
Below is the list of overseas collections of Hindi films. Since Bahubali 2 is the talk of the town, it has to be mentioned here that the film has collected approximately $36.5 million overseas from all versions – which would make it the 3rd highest overseas grosser after Dangal and PK.
Note: We have included the half-day collections of China on Sunday, which is approximately $7.5 million, which has taken the China total close to the $55 million mark.
|8||My Name is Khan||2010||22,783,660|
|10||Happy New Year||2014||17,076,780|
|12||Prem Ratan Dhan Payo||2015||14,642,931|
|14||Jab Tak Hai Jaan||2012||13,092,940|
|16||Ae Dil Hai Mushkil||2016||12,276,400|
|20||Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna||2006||10,800,000|
|22||Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani||2013||10,427,520|
|23||Om Shanti Om||2007||10,356,550|
|25||Ek Tha Tiger||2012||10,298,500|