Aamir Khan's Dangal crosses Rs 150 crore mark; lags behind Sultan but marches way ahead of Fan
Aamir Khan's Dangal has become the second highest Hindi grosser of the year after Salman Khan's Sultan which stands at Rs 300.85 crore at the box office
Merely three days after Nitesh Tiwari's wrestling biopic Dangal crossed the coveted Rs 100 crore mark during its opening weekend, it has now gained an additional Rs 76 crore on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
The holiday season is certainly acting in favour of the lead star and producer of the film, Aamir Khan who usually reserves the Christmas weekend for the release of majority of his films. After crossing the Rs 150 crore mark, Aamir's film has become the second highest Hindi grosser of the year after surpassing the box office collection of another sports biopic Neeraj Pandey's cricketing drama MS Dhoni: The Untold Story which garnered Rs 132.85 crore in its entire run time.
However, the film lags far behind the highest grosser of the year Ali Abbas Zafar's wrestling drama Sultan which collected a total of Rs 300.45 at the box office. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the six-day box office collection of Dangal, which now stands at an impressive Rs 176.98 crore.
#Dangal Fri 29.78 cr, Sat 34.82 cr, Sun 42.41 cr, Mon 25.69 cr, Tue 23.09 cr, Wed 21.20 cr. Total: ₹ 176.98 cr. India biz. MIND-BOGGLING!
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) December 29, 2016
On its fifth day, Dangal crossed the Rs 150 core mark as it collected a total of Rs 155.53 at the box office. When compared to Salman Khan's Sultan, the collection of the latter stood at Rs 180.36 crore at the box office five days after its release.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) August 16, 2016
On the other hand, Dangal fared much better than Maneesh Sharma's Fan, starring Shah Rukh Khan, as the latter garnered only Rs 9.95 at the box office on the fifth day of its release. Clearly, Shah Rukh's film lags way behind in the box office race as the two films based on wrestling in the hinterlands of Haryana gained traction at the box office.
— Vik ViVek (@ViVekVik05) May 5, 2016
Now that Aamir's Dangal is racing towards Salman's Sultan's collection, their fans await the fate of the former which is expected to break further records given its rapid progress at the box office, both domestic and overseas.
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