Aamir Khan’s Dangal wrestles PK to become highest Bollywood grosser
Aamir Khan’s latest Bollywood flick ‘Dangal’, which hit the silver screen on December 21, has racked in Rs 330.96 cr in domestic market.
The film has wrestled ‘PK’, which was released in December 2014, to become the highest earning movie in the Hindi film industry.
The film had crossed Rs 100 crore mark on the first three day of its release. Bollywood trade analyst, Taran Adarsh, tweeted, “#Dangal hits CENTURY… Crosses ₹ 100 cr mark… Sun biz was HUMONGOUS… Smashing RECORDS… Setting new BENCHMARKS…”
“#Dangal Fri 29.78 cr, Sat 34.82 cr, Sun 42.35 cr. Total: ₹ 106.95 cr [incl Tamil and Telugu]. India biz. FANTABULOUS!,” Adarsh added.
Dangal had raked in Rs 34.25 crore on Saturday. On the opening day, far ahead of the expectations, Aamir Khan’s latest flick “Dangal”, which was released on Friday, set the box office on fire collecting almost Rs. 30 crore.
Earlier, Adarsh had tweeted that, it may cross Rs 100 crore on the first three day of its release.
“#Dangal wrestles demonetisation… Sets the BO on fire… Ends the lull phase… Fri ₹ 29.78 cr [incl ₹ 59 lacs from Tamil and Telugu],” Taran Adarsh said in a tweet.
“My Family saw #Dangal today evening and thought it was a much better film than #Sultan. Love u personally Aamir but hate u professionally !,” Bollywood actor Salman Khan tweeted.
The film is based on the life of Haryanvi wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat, who trained his daughters – Geeta and Babita – in wrestling. The Phogat sisters won India’s first medals in female wrestling at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
The biographical sports drama film is directed by Nitesh Tiwari. It stars Aamir Khan as Mahavir Singh Phogat, who taught wrestling to his daughters Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari.
The music for Dangal was composed by Pritam, while the lyrics were written by Amitabh Bhattacharya. Kripa Shankar Bishnoi, a coach with the Indian women’s wrestling team, trained Aamir Khan and the entire crew for the wrestling sequences.