The Aamir Khan starrer Dangal saw a massive release across 5300 screens globally (domestic 4300 + overseas 1000), but apart from this, the film which is based on the life of wrestler and coach Mahavir Singh Phogat has been one of the most keenly awaited releases of the year. While in India the film released last week on Friday to a thunderous response from the audience, the overseas market has echoed a similar response.
In this box office analysis we take a look at the Opening Weekend collections of Aamir Khan’s Dangal in Australia while comparing the same to previous Bollywood releases in that territory. Collecting 735,755 A$, Dangal has emerged as the All Time Highest Opening Weekend grosser in the overseas territory of Australia. In fact Dangal that also features Sanya Malhotra and Fatima Sana Shaikh has managed to surpass the collections of previous releases like Dhoom 3, PK, Sultan, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo and even Bajrangi Bhaijaan to name a few.
List of All Time Highest Opening Weekend grossers at the Australia box office
Dangal – 735,755 A$
Dhoom 3 – 695,782 A$
PK – 680,524 A$
Sultan – 639,513 A$
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo – 606,365 A$
Bajrangi Bhaijaan – 560,016 A$
Dilwale – 493,577 A$
Jab Tak Hai Jaan – 467,454 A$
My Name Is Khan – 437,687 A$
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil – 403,997 A$