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Dangal box office collection day 5: Aamir Khan film crosses Rs 150-cr mark, is third biggest hit of 2016

Dangal box office collection day 5: Aamir Khan's film has earned Rs 155.35 crore in India till Tuesday, making it one of the biggest hits of the year. The film is a cert to join Rs 300-crore club but can it overtake PK's BO collection?

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
December 27, 2016 4:06:39 pm
Dangal, Dangal box office, Dangal collection, Dangal box office collection, Dangal movie, Dangal total collection, Dangal box office collection day 5, Dangal box office collection day five, Dangal box office, aamir khan, aamir khan dangal, dangal aamir khan, entertainment news, indian express, indian express news Dangal box office collection day 5: The film crossed Rs 200-crore mark worldwide and has already earned over Rs 150 crore in India.

Dangal has received so much love at the box office that the film’s lead star, Aamir Khan, was compelled to thank the audience. As the film crossed the Rs 200-crore mark worldwide, the actor tweeted, “Thank you for all the love and warmth, and thank you for owning our film. Love. Team Dangal.” Dangal has collected Rs 155.35 crore from the domestic market in five days and broken many records in the process. In fact, its Monday collection was the highest seen this year, overtaking Salman Khan’s Sultan too while Tuesday saw it earning Rs 23.07 crore.

 

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Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted Dangal’s latest figures, “#Dangal Fri 29.78 cr, Sat 34.82 cr, Sun 42.35 cr, Mon 25.48 cr, Tue 23.07 cr. Total: ₹ 155.53 cr. India biz. AWESOME!” He also added, “#Dangal crosses ₹ 150 cr on Day 5 [Tue]… Now racing towards ₹ 200 cr… Continues its EXTRAORDINARY run on weekdays… India biz.”

The film collected Rs 29.78 crore, Rs 34.82 crore and Rs 42.35 crore during its first weekend and topped it off with a brilliant Monday collection of Rs 25.48 crore. With the film passing the crucial weekday test on Tuesday as well, it is obvious that Dangal is the dhobhi pacchad box office sorely needed.

Even internationally, the film is going strong. It has earned Rs 76.16 crores from overseas market. The film has collected Rs 22.76 crore, Rs 3.72 crore, Rs 18.20 crore, Rs 5.25 crore and Rs 3.59 crore in USA, Canada, Middle East, UK & Ireland and Australia respectively, according to Bollywood Hungama. Dangal also is also all time highest grosser in North America. The record was previously held by Aamir Khan’s film Dhoom 3.

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With a domestic collection of Rs 155.35 cr, Dangal becomes the third highest grosser of 2016 after Sultan and Jungle Book, which collected Rs 300.45 crores and Rs 181.75 crore respectively. In fact, Dangal should overtake MSD biopic’s lifetime earning with its Tuesday earnings. With no major Hindi releases next weekend, the film is likely to enter Rs 200-crore club soon enough. Add the overseas collections and the lifetime collection of Dangal can be around Rs 300-350 crore. And that leaves us wondering if Dangal can start new Rs 400-crore club for Hindi films?

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Directed by Nitesh Tiwari, the film stars Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra along with Aamir. The film tells the real-life story of Mahavir Singh Phogat who trained his daughters to become world-class wrestlers.

Here are the three records Aamir Khan’s Dangal broke in India.

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1. Dangal did much better as compared to Salman Khan’s Sultan on its first Monday. While Sultan earned Rs 15.54 crore, Dangal made Rs 25.48 crore.

2. Dangal has had the highest one-day collection on a Sunday as it earned Rs 42.35 crore.

3. Aamir Khan film has made the maximum collection ever on a Christmas Day, which was on a Sunday this time.

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First published on: 27-12-2016 at 04:06:39 pm
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