Dangal’s revelry doesn’t seem to die anytime soon. The film has collected Rs 270.47 crore in ten days. Aamir Khan’s wrestling drama collected Rs 31.27 cr on Sunday ( January 1). The film has crossed Rs 250-crore mark in ten days.
The story of a desperate father who wants to make his daughters wrestling champions has touched the nerve of people hungry for seeing a heroic tale on screen. There are elements that make the film a cut above the rest. There are patriarchal attitudes and prejudices surrounding women in a society that form the core of the story. The display of varied emotions by the film’s cast is remarkable. Actors including Aparshakti Khurana and Girish Kulkarni who have small but important parts lend the film a ‘complete’ feeling.
WATCH VIDEO | Aamir Khan Overwhelmed With Dangals Success
Dangal has also jolted the film industry out of its post-demonetisation phase. It is due to this combination – winning the hearts of people and doing immensely well at the box office, that has taken Dangal into a different category of films.
It happens very rarely that a Bollywood film receives positive word of mouth as well as the high inflow of cash at ticket windows. But then again it was expected with Dangal as it has a powerful, central performance by main lead Aamir Khan. The film remains unstoppable at the box office. With no major Hindi film release this weekend and ensuing long holiday week, Dangal will easily sustain its box office momentum.
#Dangal is SENSATIONAL in Weekend 2… [Week 2] Fri 18.59 cr, Sat 23.07 cr, Sun 31.27 cr. Total: ₹ 270.47 cr. India biz. FANTABULOUS!
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 2, 2017
#Dangal is TERRIFIC internationally… OVERSEAS – Total till Sat, 31 Dec: $ 19.28 million [₹ 131.02 cr]… Some screens yet to report.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 1, 2017
The film which is running into its second week has collected Rs 239.01 crores till Sunday. Dangal collected Rs 18.59 crores and Rs 22.72 crore on Friday and Saturday respectively. The film is also doing exceptionally well in overseas market collecting Rs 131.02 crores so far.
WATCH VIDEO | Aamir Khan On If Gaining and Losing Weight For Dangal Worried Him
Dangal was released on 4300 screens in the domestic market and on 1000 screens in the overseas market. The film has got the widest release in North America, Middle East, UK and Australia. Trade Pundits have predicted that the lifetime collection of the film could be around Rs 300-350 cr.