Dangal declared Bollywood’s highest grosser

Aamir Khan starrer Dangal has raced past the 350 crore mark and shows no sign of slowing down. The film, which was released on December 23, 2016 crossed the much-desired mark on Day 19 of box office collections, grossing a total of Rs 353.68 crore in India as of January 11.

Dangal hit 300 crore on Day 13 and went on to add another 50 crore in just six days. It also holds the record for highest box office earnings in a single day, which was previously held by Salman Khan’s Sultan. According to reports, with overseas earnings of Rs 174 crore, Dangal has become the highest-grossing Hindi film in USA, Canada and Australia.

The sports biopic is based on the life of former wrestler and Olympic coach Mahavir Singh Phogat, who encouraged his daughters Geeta and Babita to take up wrestling and rise to excel at it in a small, conservative village in Haryana.

The film has already been declared Bollywood’s highest grossing film, overtaking the previous film which held the record, also an Aamir Khan starrer, PK, which had total earnings of Rs 340.8 crore.

Dangal, which is co-produced by Disney India and Aamir Khan Productions was made on a budget of approximately 90 crore and its unprecedented success at the BO has the entire team overwhelmed.

Sources: Forbes India, NDTV, Hindustan Times

Image source: The Indian Express

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