Aamir Khan’s movie Dangal is expected to become Bollywood’s highest-earning film in China after earning more than $ 3 million (Rs 21 crore) by the first half of the second day of its release.
Aamir is one of the most popular Bollywood actors in China, and his other movies 3 Idiots and PK have done roaring business here before.
Dangal earned Rs 15 crore on its opening day on Friday in China. By Saturday noon, it earned 23.4 million yuan (over Rs 21 crore), according to trade insiders on the Chinese box office. So far, PK is the only Indian movie to have crossed Rs 100 crore in China and it had done so in 16 days since its release.
It’s a mark which could well be surpassed by Dangal — a story of a gritty wrestler in India’s small town who trains his two daughters to become world-class wrestlers. Dangal was released as Shuai Jiao Baba, which means Let’s Wrestle, Dad.