Dangal's box office collection at Rs 1,848 crore, not Rs 2,000 crore, clarifies film's spokesperson
It was reported that Dangal had made Rs 2,000 crore, but the real figure is marginally lower, the film's spokesperson has said
Aamir Khan's 2016 blockbuster Dangal broke several box office records with its staggering global earnings. While Indian Express quoted the figure Rs 1,848 crore in the first week of June, Koimoi.com stated that it made Rs 1,983.34 crore on 21 June. It made Rs 542.34 crore gross in the domestic box office. The major push that the movie received was from its Rs 1,200 crore earnings from China alone, where it is the highest grossing non-Hollywood import.
Last week, Forbes reported that Dangal was the first Hindi film to make Rs 2,000 crore, which it called a 'milestone in cinema'. It also called the film the fifth highest non-English grosser globally, and 30th in the overall list of films made across the world.
It now appears that the Aamir-starrer's collections are marginally lower, as clarified by the film's spokesperson. "We have been reading a lot of reports saying that Dangal has crossed 2,000 crores worldwide. Just to set the record straight, we want to clarify that Dangal's official worldwide gross collection figure as of Thursday is Rs 1,864 crore," said the spokesperson.
Still, the film has many credits to its name, including replacing Aamir Khan's own PK (Rs 340.8 crore) and Salman Khan's Sultan (Rs 300.45 crore), only defeated by Baahubali 2's Hindi version. Dangal continues to rake in money from China, where it was released with the title Shuai Jiao Baba. Film trade analyst Ramesh Bala recently tweeted that the film has earned $191.03 million gross in the land of the dragon.
— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) July 3, 2017
Starring Sakhsi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sana Malhotra, Zaira Wasim, Suhani Bhatnagar and Aparshakti Khurana, Dangal chronicled the life stories of Indian wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat who trained his daughters to become world-class wrestlers.
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Dangal is very close to toppling Baahubali 2's numbers. It's total box office collections now stand at Rs 1,546 crore, as compared to Baahubali 2's Rs 1,577 crore.
Dangal producers Aamir Khan and Siddharth Roy Kapur will host a grand party here on Saturday to celebrate the success of the movie, which has become the highest grossing Bollywood entertainer.
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