Dangal crosses 100 cr on opening weekend; becomes fifth Aamir Khan film to pull it off

FP Staff

Dec 26, 2016 13:37:48 IST

Superstar Aamir Khan's sport drama Dangal had garnered Rs 29 crore countrywide at the box office on the opening day itself. With trade pundits predicting a 100 crore opening weekend, Dangal did exactly that.

On Monday morning, Taran adarsh tweeted that the film had crosses the coveted mark, breaking new records.

Here are the figures:

This is Aamir Khan's fifth film to cross the 100 crore mark. Starting with the 2008 Ghajini, followed by 3 Idiots (2009), Dhoom 3 (2013), PK (2014) and now Dangal.

Dangal crosses 100 cr on opening weekend; becomes fifth Aamir Khan film to pull it off

The poster for Dangal.

"The film has got a terrific opening and it will continue to grow. It will sustain due to word of mouth. The film will have its own shell life, it will run for multiple weeks..and might even break the record of Rajkumar Hirani's PK," exhibitor Akshay Rathi, told PTI.

Aamir Khan's last film PK had earned over Rs 340 crore at the box office in India.

Meanwhile, the film has also been made tax-free in Haryana. "The exemption has been given keeping in view the promotion of 'Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao' programme and promotion of wrestling in the movie," Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced at a public meeting near Rohtak, 70 km from Delhi.

Dangal features Aamir Khan portraying the role of former national level wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat, who belongs to Haryana's Bhiwani district.

The movie is about Phogat's effort in breaking social barriers and encouraging his daughters, Geeta and Babita Phogat, to enter the male-dominated world of wrestling and achieve laurels at the international level.

(With inputs from agencies)

Updated Date: Dec 26, 2016 13:37:48 IST