Aamir Khan starer ‘Dangal’ has received an overwhelming response at the box-office and audiences are loving the movie. Other star casts of the movie include Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra in lead roles. The film is basically a biopic on Indian wrestler and senior Olympic coach Mahavir Singh Phogat and aiming two of his daughters Geeta Phogat and Babita Phogat also known as ‘Phogat Sisters’ in the wrestling field. The film has crossed suspired Rs 100 crore mark in its first weekend only.
Aamir Khan’s Dangal did a gigantic business of Rs 42.35 crores on Sunday and which has taken the total of its first-weekend box office collection to 106.95 crores, bringing in the biggest weekend opening for Aamir Khan’s film ever. This collection also includes the collection from the Tamil and Telugu versions of the movie. In North India, the film is doing a fantastic job because it has the Haryanavi accent of the film, it is shattering all the records in East Punjab also and during amazing business. The film is creating a new benchmark. Although the concept of the film is not so new for Bollywood as a few months back Salman Khan starer movie ‘Sultan’ has the same concept of wrestling and it too did the great business in box office. We have had enough sports and biopic films in the past 10 years but still Dangal is making its mark in the audiences’ minds. It has that connection in it to hold the audience and make its way.
Yet within the three days of its release, the film is doing an amazing business and is able to capture the audience, which can be easily seen in box office numbers, house full theaters and social media comments. While it is failed to beat Salman Khan’s ‘Sultan’ in terms of first-weekend box office collecion because Sultan earned Rs 180 crores from an extended five day weekend. However, Dangal got only a regular weekend as Christmas was on Sunday.
Dangal has released in more than 4300 screens across India. Nitesh Tiwari Director of the film Dangal announced that the collection of the film on Friday was 29.78 crore, on Saturday it was 34.82 crore, Sunday it was 42.35 crore and in total it was 106.95 crore. Overseas Dangal has released almost around in 1000 screens with the widest release in North America, UAE, GCC, UK and Australia. Overseas collection until Saturday was $6.63 Million or Rs. 44.98 Crore gross he added.
Well, it will be interesting to watch out that if Dangal can make a new phenomenon for filmmakers or not? As Dangal is Aamir Khan’s biggest weekend collection ever, we all wish Aamir Khan a good luck and we pray that may be Dangal can actually create a Dangal in Film history and will create new records.