Aamir Khan’s Dangal, as expected, has created history at the box office. It’s record breaking day three collections are the proof of it. The film has garnered an earth shattering Rs 42.35 crore collections on its third day. Which is the highest ever third day collection. Dangal has crossed Rs 100 crore in just three days of its release. By doing so Dangal has become the sixth film in the history of Indian cinema to cross Rs 100 crore in the first weekend of its release. This also becomes Aamir Khan’s second film after 2013’s Dhoom 3 to enter Rs 100 crore club in its first weekend.
Dangal had a massive first weekend at the Indian Box Office. Witnesses the biggest third day ever in India as it collects Rs 42.35 crore on day three. Total weekend collections stands at Rs 106.95 crore (148.45 cr GBOC) including 1.07 cr from Tamil and Telugu on day three.
With Rs 100 crore plus weekend collections the film has already beaten the likes of all films of 2016 except Akshay Kumar’s Airlift, Housefull 3 and Rustom, Sushant Singh Rajput’s MS Dhoni- The Untold Story and Salman Khan’s Sultan. Dangal is soon expected to take over all the aforementioned films by the end of its week one and is also expected to cross the business of Sultan by the end of its run.
Dangal, which opened on December 23, has been getting rave reviews from audiences and critics alike. Based on the life of former wrestler Mahavir Phogat and his quest to win Gold medal for India through his daughters Geeta and Babita Phogat. The film stars, Aamir Khan as Mahavir Phogat, Fatima Sana Shaikh as Geeta Phogat and Sanya Malhotra as Babita Phogat. Dangal also stars Sakshi Tanwar, Aparshakti Khurrana and Girish Kulkarni.
BollywoodLife in its review of Dangal had said, “Dangal is the film of the year for me. It is brave, gritty, honest and has a performance of a lifetime by Aamir. Watch it because I can’t think of a better film that came out this year which got your attention with such intensity. And yes, I loved Sultan as well. But Dangal sort of won my heart over.”