5th highest global grossing non-English film
Only Indian film with an overseas gross exceeding $100 million
Only Indian film with an overseas gross exceeding Rs 1000 Crore
Only Indian film to gross over $150 million in a single territory (China)
Biggest single-film payday ever for an Indian actor (Aamir Khan)
Dangal the biopic drama of India’s medal winning lady wrestler Geeta Phogat became the first Indian film to reach a global milestone, that of being a member of the $300 million club.
After its phenomenal success in India, the movie was released in Chinese and achieved unprecedented appreciation in China. It achieved a record $5 Million in its 6th China weekend and reached $300 million worldwide, becoming the 5th non-English movie to do so internationally.
The other non-English movies that have made it to the lofty $300 million worldwide box office mark, viz. China’s The Mermaid and Monster Hunt, France’s The Intouchables, and Japan’s Your Name. There are still three weeks to go before the China distribution license expires and the movie is pulled out from theaters in China.
PK, another Aamir Khan film,had earlier collected $124 million worldwide and Dangal exceeds that by 2.5 times. This has put Aamir Khan on course to become India’s first billion dollar grossing phenomena.
Dangal’s global grossing sales as per country breakup:
China $179.8 million
India $84.4 million
Ex-Asia $31.8 million
Taiwan $5.62 million
Dangal is expected to catch up with the fourth highest global grosser Japan’s Your Name, as it is expected to gross another $10-15 million in China, Japan, Korea and other un-exploited territories.