Aamir Khan’s Dangal creates history in China, beats Hollywood films at box-office
At a time when it is raining Baahubali everywhere, Aamir Khan starrer Dangal is creating waves in China. The film has reached the top spot in the country with a box office collection of USD 72 million in two weeks.
This means that Dangal has become the first Indian film to win the top slot against Hollywood movies.
The film, on a man's dream of turning his daughters into wrestlers, has earned more than487 million yuan (about USD 72 million) since its release on May 5, becoming the highest- grossing Indian movie in China, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
Disney and Marvel's Guardians of The Galaxy Vol 2 landed at the second place for the week, taking in 213 million yuan. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword took third place,
earning 36 million yuan.
At the fourth place was Hong Kong-based crime movie Shock Wave, generating 28 million yuan.
Rounding out the top five was domestic action film Dealer Healer, which grossed 28 million yuan.
Dangal was a massive success at a time when India-China relations faced turbulence over a host of issues.
India has skipped China's high-profile Belt and Road Forum attended by 29 heads of state and governments.
(With IANS Inputs)