Aamir Khan's Secret Superstar sprints past Maze Runner: The Death Cure to lead China weekend box office

FP Staff

Feb,05 2018 15:31:10 IST

Aamir Khan's Secret Superstar continues to rule the Chinese box office having earned $10.5 million between Friday and Sunday.

Variety reports — on what was the quietest box office weekend in China in more than a year — the movie took over from Maze Runner: The Death Cure as the top earning film.

Aamir Khan in Secret Superstar

Aamir Khan in Secret Superstar

According to trade analyst Taran Adarsh, the film is nearing $100 million mark in China and should cruise past the mark this week.

Aamir Khan has become a popular and much loved figure in China. He has even earned a nickname with fans referring to him as Uncle Mi or Mi Shu.

Over the past few years, Indian movies have grown increasingly popular in China and proven to be a potent asset of India's soft power in a country which remains wary of "outside influence."

Having made $6.4 million on its very first day, Secret Superstar broke Dangal's first-day record in China's box office. Dangal, which became a sensation in China and raked in nearly $200 million, earned $2.18 million on its opening day last year.

In Secret Superstar, a teenage girl dreams of becoming a singer and fulfils her dreams by keeping her identity hidden as her father is against her wishes.

Updated Date: Feb 05, 2018 15:31 PM