Demonetisation may have had its impact on the Box-Office collection lately but looks like it certainly cannot rule out Bollywood’s superstar Aamir Khan’s recent release ‘Dangal‘ from a record breaking business.
Garnering all praises for its perfection, the wrestling drama film also featuring Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra in lead roles, has successfully surpassed Rs 100 crore club in its first weekend.
However, Salman Khan who recently declared ‘Dangal‘ a much better film than ‘Sultan‘, still remains the real test for Mr Passionate as the Box-Office collection suggests that Dangal is still lagging behind Sultan.
While Dangal earned Rs 29.78 crore in the country on its opening day on December 23, Sultan had grossed Rs 36.54 crore on the first day on July 6 earlier this year. Since its release, the total weekend collection of “Dangal” stood at Rs 106.95 crore net, including Rs 1.07 crore from Tamil and Telugu (dubbed versions) on day three (Sunday), stated a press release issued by makers.
In Dangal, Aamir portrays real life wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat whereas Salman had played a fictitious character in Sultan. Sultan had reportedly collected Rs 180 crore in the first weekend, and its total collection stands at Rs 584.25 crore worldwide. The film has been made tax free in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.
With inputs from PTI.