Yesterday was the D-day at the box office when the much awaited season’s biggest clash finally started between Shah Rukh Khan starred Raees and Hrithik Roshan’s Kaabil. After days of intense promotions, social media interactions, and heavy marketing strategies, the two superstars have finally started the so-called ‘war of the box office’ with their massive releases. But as the two actors await the full and final verdict of the audience and the critics alike, here is Aamir Khan who continues to mint its way to the box office with Dangal.
Dangal, which is running in its fifth week, is still one the profit side of the ladder. The sports biopic has already crossed Rs 200 crore mark in the overseas market. On the domestic scene, it collected a crore on Tuesday too. Its India business till now stands at Rs 383.10 crore and has crossed 730 crores in lifetime earnings.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, “#Dangal [Week 5] Fri 1.19 Cr, Sat 2.10 Cr, Sun 2.83 Cr, Mon 94 lacs, Tue 1.01 Cr. Total: ₹ 383.10 Cr. India biz. ALL TIME BLOCKBUSTER.”
Aamir Khan has always preferred critical and audience approval over any awards or profits at the tickets counters. He keeps away from any glamorous promotions and allows his work to do the major talking. No wonder, Dangal has become yet another success story in Aamir Khan’s filmography. And for the remaining Khans and his contemporaries, it is a record which is slowly inching towards creating another benchmark in Bollywood – the 400 crore club.