The Nitesh Tiwari directed, Aamir Khan starrer Dangal that was based on the life of wrestler and coach Mahavir Singh Phogat released on December 25, 2016. The film which managed to cross the Rs. 100 crore mark within three days of its release has continued its stellar march at the box office well into the new year. In fact, though Dangal did face competition in the New Year from newer releases like Ok Jaanu, Raees, Kaabil, Jolly LLB 2, Rangoon and others, the film managed to hold its own at the box office.
Released across 4300 screens in the domestic market, Dangal that also marked the debut of Sanya Malhotra and Fatima Sana Sheikh told a rather gritty and inspiring story enticed the audience to venture into theatres right through its run at the box office. Now in its tenth week running in theatres Dangal that has already set new box office benchmarks has managed to collect Rs. 5 lakhs bringing its total collections to Rs. 387.36cr (nett).
Though the total collections of Dangal have surpassed the collections of Aamir’s previous release 3 Idiots by a massive margin, when compared the latter still retains its position as the highest tenth week grosser. In fact, Aamir’s 2009 release 3 Idiots had managed to collect Rs. 46 lakhs in its tenth week which is considerably higher than Dangal’s Rs. 5 lakhs.