Aamir Khan starrer Dangal has done historic business in Taiwan. After 17 days, Dangal box office collection stands at approximately $1.63 million (10.50 crore) as reported by the local press. Though official numbers have not been released yet.
The film has shown big growth in the third weekend and is at the number one spot at Taipei box office beating all regional and Hollywood films. The number of shows was also increased. It was released in 61 locations nationwide last weekend, expanding from 50 locations the previous week.
Dangal has now become the highest grossing Bollywood film in Taiwan beating another Aamir Khan starrer 3 Idiots. Dangal overseas collection now stands at $32.33 million. It has become the 2nd highest overseas grosser of all time beating Dhoom 3.
It is unprecedented, to say the least, that a film like Dangal has done such kind of business in non-traditional markets. Also, it was not a commercial film like 3 Idiots or PK but Aamir Khan’s fan following has helped to get an initial and later it has grown due to the extremely positive word of mouth. There are reports that Dangal will release in China in June and is expected to do huge business there also.
Aamir Khan also thanked his fans in Taiwan in a video message.