The dangal is over. Victory has been achieved. Dangal has beaten Aamir Khan’s own PK and Salman Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Sultan to become the highest-grossing Hindi film of all time.
MOVIE REVIEW: Dangal
The lifetime collection of PK (nett.) was Rs 340.8 crore. Today, having earned Rs 341.96 crore at the domestic box office, Dangal became the most successful Hindi film ever.
Here is the day-wise breakdown of Dangal’s total box office collection so far:
Day 1 (Friday) – December 23: Rs 29.78 crore
Day 2 (Saturday) – December 24: Rs 34.82 crore
Day 3 (Sunday) – December 25: Rs 42.35 crore
Day 4 (Monday) – December 26: Rs 25.48 crore
Day 5 (Tuesday) – December 27: Rs 23.07 crore
Day 6 (Wednesday) – December 28: Rs 21.20 crore
Day 7 (Thursday) – December 29: Rs 20.29 crore
Day 8 (Friday) – December 30: Rs 18.59 crore
Day 9 (Saturday) – December 31: Rs 23.07 crore
Day 10 (Sunday) – January 1: Rs 31.27 crore
Day 11 (Monday) – January 2: Rs 13.45 crore
Day 12 (Tuesday) – January 3: Rs 12 crore
Day 13 (Wednesday) – January 5: Rs 9.23 crore
Day 14 (Thursday) – January 6: Rs 9.12 crore
Day 15 (Friday) – January 7: Rs 6.66 crore
Day 16 (Saturday) – January 8: Rs 10.80 crore
Day 17 (Sunday) – January 9: Rs 11 crore
Total collection (18 days) – Rs 341.96 crore
Directed by Nitesh Tiwari, Dangal is based on the real-life story of Haryanvi wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat who trained his daughters Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari to become world-class wrestlers.
Dangal’s story with its theme of patriotism, achievement in sports and women empowerment touched the hearts of one and all. The performance of Aamir Khan as Mahavir as well as those of Zaira Wasim/ Fatima Sana Shaikh as Geeta Phogat and Suhani Bhatnagar/ Sanya Malhotra as Babita Kumari have been widely praised.
The Pre-release buzz around the film centered on the underdog tale of Mahavir Singh Phogat’s struggle as well as the incredible physical transformation that Aamir Khan went through to play Mahavir’s character to perfection.
At the beginning of the year, fans and trade pandits were looking forward to the box-office battle between Dangal and Sultan since both were big-ticket films featuring Aamir and Salman respectively and both films centered on the world of wrestling. However, having beaten Sultan who’s lifetime domestic collection was only Rs. 306 crore, perhaps, it is time to crown Aamir as the new sultan of Bollywood.