Box-office: ‘Dangal’ off to a great start in India and overseas

Dangal’ would surely create a new benchmark. The film starts off with a bang in India and also it scored well on the first day in the overseas market. Both in single theatres as well as in multiplexes, the morning shows in India showed packed houses. The film registered an opening day occupancy of 75%.

According to trade analyst Taran Adarsh, the film has already collected Rs 7.81 crore from US, Middle East and UK after a day of its release. #Dangal takes a SUPERB start in key intl markets… UAE-GCC: Thu AED 2.5 million [? 4.62 cr] UK: Thu previews £ 118,487 [? 98.67 lacs]… #Dangal USA-Canada biz is OUTSTANDING too… Thu biz will be updated later today… @Rentrak.”

#Dangal takes a SUPERB start in key intl markets...
UAE-GCC: Thu AED 2.5 million [? 4.62 cr]
UK: Thu previews £ 118,487 [? 98.67 lacs]

#Dangal advance booking is TERRIFIC... Armed with TREMENDOUS critical acclaim + AWESOME word of mouth, this movie will be a game changer!

#Let's begin the day with some heartening news... #Dangal morning shows open to packed houses... Respite for the industry, finally!

#Dangal [released in USA-Canada on Wed] embarks on a FLYING START...
USA: $ 282,280
Canada: $ 42,816
Total: $ 325,096 [? 2.21 cr] @Rentrak

‘Dangal’ based on wrestler Mahavir Phogat is released on 4300 screens in the domestic market and on 1000 screens in the overseas market. In North America, UAE-GCC, UK and Australia, the film got the widest release.

Trade pundits predict that ‘Dangal’ would collect around Rs 30-Rs 40 crore on the opening day but perfectionist Aamir Khan is not so optimistic.

“I don’t think so (it will make Rs 40 crore) as it’s a non-holiday time. I am not thinking about the numbers I am concerned about the audience’s reaction. I don’t have interest in numbers. I just want the film to touch the hearts of audience,” Aamir said when asked about the predictions.

Aamir Khan’s wife Kiran Rao also has the same thought about ‘Dangal’. “Our biggest victory will be when people will like the film. We have made this film with so much love, we hope we have done justice to the film. People coming and watching the film will be an award for us,” she added.

Aamir Khan is happy about the good response. “I am happy with the response that we are getting for ‘Dangal’. We had a screening for media and even you all liked it”, he added.

Since 'Dangal' was released around Christmas and New Year, it definitely got some advantages.