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Aamir Khan’s Dangal creates history in China, beats Hollywood films at box-office

India TV Entertainment Desk New Delhi 18 May 2017, 9:45:33 IST
India TV Entertainment Desk

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. 

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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)