Aamir Khan’s Dangal has become the first Indian film to cross the $50 million mark overseas and it could also become the first film to collect $100 million (Rs 650 crore) too – as the film is showing unbelievable trends in China.
The Tuesday collections in China is better than its Monday business and the word-of-mouth is said to be extraordinary. The 5-day collections in China is more than the lifetime overseas business of all films barring the Top 9 (list below).
With little or no competition in the next few weeks in the Chinese markets, trade estimates are now putting the China collections of the film at $60-70 million.
If it does cross $65 million in China, Dangal will become the first Indian film to collect $100 million overseas – as the collections from Phase 1 (traditional markets) was $30 million.
The combined collections from China and Taiwan could well exceed the $70 million mark, giving the film a realistic chance of crossing $100 million.
That would give the film several records; first Indian film to cross $100 million overseas, first Hindi film to gross 1000 crore worldwide and it would also more than double the previous highest overseas grosser.
|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|