Dangal Opening Weekend Business Report: Minted Total 106.95 Cr in India

Dangal Movie 1st Weekend Performance

Aamir Khan starrer latest Bollywood movie Dangal was released this Friday amidst highly positive timing near Christmas and New Year occasion i.e. 23 December 2016 and finally it stepped into the screens by this date and getting immense love and support by spectators. The movie is basically a complete entertainment package and has done with its first three days on box office. Film was set to be released on about phenomenal number of screens around 5300 screens all across the world in various languages. Aamir Khan’s Dangal has entered the Rs 100-crore club in its first weekend itself.


The movie made on life of Mahavir Singh Phogat and his wrestler daughters Geeta and Babita is winning hearts. The film has smashed records at the box office, as it witnessed the biggest single day ever with a grand collection of Rs 42.35 crore on Sunday, which also happened to be Christmas. Trade pundit Taran Adarsh shared the box office numbers. On Friday, the film minted Rs 29.78 crore and on Saturday, it bagged Rs 34.82 crore. With its release during difficult times, Dangal wrestled demonetisation and emerged victorious, wrote Adarsh in a tweet.

Aamir’s films have always proved to be a boon to box office. Dangal is Mr Perfectionist’s fifth film to cross Rs 100-crore club in first weekend. The trend started with Ghajini (2008), followed by 3 Idiots (2009), Dhoom 3 (2013) and PK (2014). The film beat the collection of PK, but couldn’t beat the first weekend earnings of Dhoom 3, which starred Aamir in a double role. Dhoom 3 and PK minted Rs 107.61 crore and Rs 95.41 crore respectively in their first weekend.

Dangal also lagged behind Salman Khan starrer Sultan’s weekend collection. Sultan enjoyed a massive opening in the weekend, as it grossed a massive sum of Rs 180.36 crore in its first weekend. The impressive performance, amazing storyline, tight screenplay and the actor’s dedication made film earn praises from all quarters. Dangal has been made tax-free in Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Haryana. The movie is about Phogat’s endeavors in smashing social stereotypes and pushing his daughters, Geeta and Babita to enter the male-dominated world of wrestling and achieve laurels at the international level.

With Dangal, Aamir has upped his level of performance and raised the bars of expectations to a new high. His dedication for the script and his role has paid off gracefully and the soaring numbers prove just that. He wore the character of Mahavir Singh Phogat like a second skin. He had not only put on around 22-25kg for the role, but also lost all of it for just two-three scenes in the film.

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