MUMBAI: Aamir Khan’s Dangal has now achieved a new and huge milestone which has only been reached by four other movies in history! The Nitesh Tiwari-directorial has officially surpassed the $300 million (that roughly translates to Rs 1930 crore) mark this week to become only the fifth non-English movie in history to do so.
According to a report from Forbes, global ticket sales for the sports biopic now stand at $301 million, with $179.8 million coming from China and $84.4 million from India.
Only four other non-English movies in history have earned more than $300 million worldwide: China’s The Mermaid ($533 million) and Monster Hunt ($386 million), France’s The Intouchables ($427 million) and Japan’s Your Name ($354 million).
The flick, a dramatic retelling of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat’s life, is the first and only Indian film with an overseas gross exceeding $100 million.
It released to universal critical acclaim in India last Christmas.