Aamir Khan’s Dangal roars in Taiwan, all set for a massive release in China next month and it may emerge as the biggest grosser in overseas too beating PK.
For the first time, an Indian film has found a place at the top spot in a foreign country, Taiwan. The movie is none other than Aamir Khan’s Gigantic blockbuster Dangal, In its third weekend, Dangal has grown by leaps and bounds and ended up occupying the top slot at the Taiwanese box office. It is bigger than many local films and in the process has outdone Hollywood movies as well. In the fourth weekend, it dropped because of the release of Fast and Furious 8 but still, the drop is lower than the other holdover films. It has so far collected around $2 million USD in Taiwan and has overtaken Dhoom:3 ($32 million USD) to become the second highest grossing film of all time behind PK. At the end of its fourth weekend Dangal becomes the 14th highest grosser of the year in Taiwan. If the trend continues it should find a place among the top performers for sure. Let’s see where it ends while the movie is all to release in China on 5th May with a large number of screens and going by the craze and popularity of Aamir Khan in China we can easily say that the wrestling Biopic drama is going to challenge the lifetime overseas collections of PK too which made $48 million USD overall and $20 million USD in China only. Khan is in China at the moment with director Nitish Tiwari for the promotions and the screening of the movie at the Beijing International film festival took place a couple of days back where the show was houseful and all the reviews of the film so far are extremely positive in Chinese media similar to India. If Dangal will overtake the numbers of PK then it will be a history of sorts in overseas for Indian films. Right now the worldwide gross collections of Dangal is 755 crores which are second to PK (800 crores).
Aamir Khan was mobbed by his fans in China the moment he landed there and we can easily say that currently, no one is even remotely close to the stardom Khan has in overseas. Aamir was greeted by thousand of fans at Beijing International Film Festival where his film Dangal is currently being screened. The film will be released as ‘Shuaijiao Baba’ which means ‘Let’s wrestle, father’.