The film has collected approximately Rs57 lakh in its opening weekend there.
After China, Dangal shines at Hong Kong box office
Mumbai - 29 Aug 2017 10:53 IST
Aamir Khan's sports drama Dangal, which created records upon its release in India and China, has received a good response in Hong Kong, too. According to an IANS report, the film has collected $702,000 (approximately Rs57 lakh) in its opening weekend there.
Directed by Nitesh Tiwari, Dangal released on 24 August in Hong Kong.
The film collected $85,000 (about Rs6.9 lakh) on its opening day and witnessed hike over the weekend by collecting $109,000 (approximately Rs8.9 lakhs) on Friday, $215,000 (about Rs 17 lakh) on Saturday and $215,000 on Sunday, thus taking its cumulative total to $702,000 (including paid previews).
Dangal is an extremely special film for us, a story that we strongly believed in continues to win hearts across borders.
"It's overwhelming that even today — nine months after its release in India, the film dominates the box office wherever it goes — including in new and relatively uncharted waters like in mainstream Hong Kong this weekend. It reinstates our belief that a good story, if made well can connect everywhere," Amrita Pandey, Vice President, Studios, Disney India, said in a statement.
The film is based on the life of Mahavir Singh Phogat, an amateur wrestler, who trained his daughters Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari to be world-class wrestlers, also features Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Zaira Wasim.