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After China, Dangal shines at Hong Kong box office


The film has collected approximately Rs57 lakh in its opening weekend there.

Still from Dangal

IANS

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.