Aamir’s ‘Dangal’ emerges winner, thrashes Salman’s ‘Sultan’ at box office

Superstar Aamir Khan’s latest flick “Dangal” has minted Rs 197.53 crore at the box office in its opening weekend, surpassing Salman Khan-starrer "Sultan", 2016's highest grosser, collected in its first week. "Sultan", which reportedly reg
Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Sultan, Dangal
India TV Entertainment Desk Mumbai December 30, 2016 18:19 IST

Superstar Aamir Khan’s latest flick “Dangal” has minted Rs 197.53 crore at the box office in its opening weekend, surpassing Salman Khan-starrer "Sultan", 2016's highest grosser, collected in its first week.

"Sultan", which reportedly registered a Rs 300-crore collection in India, had made Rs 180.36 crore in its first week.

Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh took to his Twitter to share this news and said that "Dangal" has stood out as a "winner".

"‘Dangal' emerges a winner. Collects a whopping Rs 197.53 crore nett in week one. Expected to sprint towards Rs 250 crore by weekend two," Adarsh posted on Twitter on Friday.

"‘Dangal' reign to remain unopposed, unchallenged for another week. Question is, when will it hit Rs 300 crore mark? Will it challenge ‘Sultan'?" Adarsh added.

"Dangal", which released on December 23, collected Rs 20.29 crore on Thursday and is now expected to cross the Rs 200-crore mark on Friday, read a statement issued on behalf of Disney India, which has backed the Nitesh Tiwari directorial.

The movie has struck the right chord with the audiences for its powerful portrayal of the tale of Mahavir Singh Phogat, a former national champion who, much to the disapproval of his wife and his whole village, trained his daughters Geeta and Babita to wrestle.

Directed by Nitesh Tiwari, “Dangal” also stars Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra in key roles.

 
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