Bollywood star Aamir Khan’s Dangal on Thursday surpassed the Rs 1,000 crore-mark of box office collections in China, becoming the first Indian film to achieve the feat, according to a popular Chinese ticketing website.


This is rare as China has a special quota for foreign films where the number of Indian films is too small. Yet, Dangal has joined the elite club of some 30 films that have raked in over Rs 1,000 crore.

As per data on ticketing platform Maoyan, the movie raked in 1.067 billion RMB by Thursday.

Aamir's 'Dangal' creates history, earns over Rs 1,000 crore in China
Aamir’s ‘Dangal’ creates history, earns over Rs 1,000 crore in China

Among other foreign films, “The Mermaid” is the highest-grossing movie (over 3 million RMB) in China, followed by likes of “Monster Hunt“, “The Fate and Furious” and “Furious 7“.

Dangal” is about a determined father in a patriarchal society, training his daughters into world class wrestlers.

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Aamir is one of the most popular Indian actors in China.

The Chinese media has been writing about the phenomenal success of the movie as it has struck a chord with the Chinese, a male-dominated society.

“It reminds me of my father. He wanted a son. He forced me to be like a son,” a Chinese government official told IANS in a rare personal interaction.

“I felt as if I never was a girl.”

The movie was released on May 5 across around 7,000 screens in China.

In an interview to IANS, Aamir spoke about how overwhelmed he is with the response to the sports drama.

“While we were hoping that ‘Dangal’ connects with the people of China, not in our wildest dreams we thought that this is the kind of connect we would have. It was unprecedented. We are pleasantly surprised,” said Aamir, whose “PK“, “3 Idiots” and “Dhoom 3” also did well in China.

According to him, the reason it has become so huge is that the Chinese connected on an emotional level with the story, the characters and the moments.

“I have been reading their reactions on social media. They have been saying things like how the movie moved them and how the characters inspired them so much. It made them realise what their parents went through. Many of them called up ther parents and cried. It’s a very emotional reaction. That is what has made the film really work.”




  1. I keep travelling to China. Chinese people are very co-operative and loving people. Common people there absolutely have no grudges against India and Indians. They are very very hard working people and thorough professionals.Only few officials in government and army are against India. When they come to India they love our food, freedom and culture.

    Government of China & India should encourage interaction between common people, leaving aside border issues.

  2. If what I have heard is true.if Dangal collects 1000 cross,a.khan share is 12.5 percent.eqals 125 crores.which is not sufficient for promotion.he is intolerant about bahubali.some one called puppet himself is a puppet.bahubali will be released soon in china.let us presence Bahubali hindi version collected 500 cr.first in 500 club.a south indian all records.

  3. Either the CHINESE are from some other planet or AMIR KHAN REAR is BURNING out of JEALOUSY and INFERIORITY COMPLEX. And because of the GPL SS RAJAMOULI gave to AMIR KHAN when he asked for a role in BB2.


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