Dangal has emerged as the highest grossing Hindi film at the box office ever. Aamir Khan’s wrestling drama has also inched close to a new club, the Rs 350-crore club, with its Monday collections. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, “#Dangal to cross 350 cr today [Tue]… [Week 3] Fri 6.66 cr, Sat 10.80 cr, Sun 14.33 cr, Mon 4.35 cr. Total: 349.65 cr. India biz. ATBB.” After demolishing all records at the box-office, the film has emerged as the highest third week grosser of 2016 as well. It collected Rs 10.80 cr, Rs 14.33 cr and Rs 4.35 crore on Saturday, Sunday and Monday respectively. The film has collected Rs 180.58 crore in the international market. The movie has emerged as the all-time highest opening weekend grosser at the Australia box office as well as the North America box office. Dangal also managed to become the highest first-week earner in these countries.
With Dangal, Aamir Khan has set new benchmarks for other filmmakers. Previously as well, all films to start new ‘clubs’ in the industry featured Aamir Khan in the lead role. Ghajini started Rs 100-cr, 3 Idiots started Rs 200-cr and PK started Rs 300-cr club. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared, “#Dangal collects a WHOPPING 31.79 cr in Weekend 3… [Week 3] Fri 6.66 cr, Sat 10.80 cr, Sun 14.33 cr. Total: 345.30 cr. India biz.” Taran also shared, “Aamir Khan continues to set new benchmarks… Started with 100 cr, then 200 cr, later 300 cr… Now eyeing 350 cr.”
Directed by Nitesh Tiwari, Dangal is inspired by the real life of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat. His daughters Geeta was the first Indian woman to qualify for Olympics. Aamir has earlier said that he knew about Phogat sisters and interviewed them on Satyamev Jayate. Dangal also stars Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra, Zaira Wasim, Suhani Bhatnagar, Aparshakti Khurana and Girish Kulkarni in important roles.
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