Khan starrer ‘Dangal’ grips China, total earnings may surpass India collections

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Bollywood star Aamir Khan’s sports drama ‘Dangal’ has taken the Chinese box office by storm. In its second week the Indian film has knocked off Disney’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ from the top spot.

‘Dangal’, depicts the real life story of a wrestler who trains his daughters to become world champions in wrestling.

It released in in around 7,000 screens in China as ‘Shuai Jiao Baba’, which means ‘Let’s Wrestle, Dad’, on May 5. China, the second-largest movie market after the US.

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‘Dangal’ earned $32.5 million (Dh119.34 million) in its second week of release, giving it a 10-day cumulative of $59.7 million, according to media reports quoting Chinese entertainment date figures.

The cumulative in China is now on a par with film’s score, of $58.1 million, in India.

Exhibitors in China increased the screen count for Dangal to some 55,000 screenings per day on Saturday and Sunday.

Disney’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’, which opened on the same day as ‘Dangal’ and topped the box office in its first week, slipped to $15.8 million in its second week. After 10 days, it has a cumulative of $81.1 million.

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