This Aamir Khan-starrer has become the highest grossing film of 2016 surpassing the lifetime collection of Salman’s Sultan which made Rs 300.45 crore at the domestic box-office. It has also become the first ever Bollywood film to achieve the Rs 300 cr mark in 13 days. Dangal is now the fourth entrant to the club after PK, Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Sultan.
We guess Salman already predicted this when he saw Dangal. You may recall Salman took to Instagram soon after he saw Dangal and wrote, My Family saw #Dangal today evening and thought it was a much better film than #Sultan. Love u personally Aamir but hate u professionally!”(I Hate You Professionally Aamir, Says Salman Khan After His Family Watches Dangal, Dec 23).
Looks like Salman knew that people would lap up Dangal more than his wrestling drama, Sultan. You had a hunch Salman, right?
Not just this, Aamir has broken his record as well. A whopping Rs 304.38 cr is what Aamir’s magnum opus has made at the box-office in 2 weeks. Rajkumar Hirani’s PK crossed this mark in 17 days, but Dangal took just 13 days, thereby setting a new record!
Indeed, it’s celebration time for Aamir Khan. Dangal has achieved what most of the industry and trade analyst predicted.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted- #PK crossed ₹ 300 cr on Day 17... #Dangal crosses ₹ 300 cr on Day 13... Indeed, Aamir is setting NEW BENCHMARKS... India biz (Sic)
Dangal which also stars Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra and Sakshi Tanwar showed a constant growth, week after week. Taran Adarsh gives a breakup of Dangal’s milestone collection in this tweet:
#Dangal milestones...— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 4, 2017
Crossed ₹ 50 cr - Day 2
₹ 100 cr - Day 3
₹ 150 cr - Day 5
₹ 200 cr - Day 8
₹ 250 cr - Day 10
₹ 300 cr - Day 13
Dangal is enjoying a tax-free status in Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, which is immensely benefitting its business at the ticket windows.
Aamir Khan’s sports drama has touched the hearts of all. Dangal has without doubt been 2016’s most successful film- not only monetarily but also creatively. People can’t stop raving about Aamir’s stellar performance and his conviction towards the film.
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