Aamir Khan‘s Dangal has literally won the world. No kidding, the film has become the first Indian film in the history to earn Rs 2000 crore ($307 million) worldwide. According to a report by Forbes, on its 53rd day, Dangal made Rs 2.5 crore ($390,000) at the China box office taking it’s total to Rs 2000 crore. While actors are still finding it difficult to top Rs 200 crore domestically, and Rs 800 crore worldwide, Aamir Khan went and started Rs 2000 crore club, something which was unheard off until he did it.
Dangal is having a dream run in China, and the movie is not just creating records in Indian box office but also in China. The latest achievement is that the film has become the fifth highest-grossing non- Hollywood film in China.
In India, Aamir’s Dangal made over Rs. 375 crore, shattering box office records set by his own 2014 film PK and Salman Khan’s Sultan. Then S S Rajamouli’s Baahubali: The Conclusion released and took over. Baahubali 2 broke several records made by Aamir’s Dangal. The makers are also preparing for the release of Baahubali 2 in China.
Chinese filmmaker Lu Chuan said, “Dangal has inspired Chinese filmmakers. Its actors are now megastars in our country though there wasn’t a lot of promotion for it in China.” “I think Indian films really taught us a lesson this time. Chinese audiences are easily moved by such simple, straightforward and beautiful stories,” he added.