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Bollywood movie Dangal collects over Rs 87 crore on first day in China

The movie?Shaui Jiao Baba (Let's Wrestle, Dad) opened across 9,000 screens in China on May 5 and is now the highest grossing Indian film in China Photograph: (Zee News Network)

WION Delhi, India May 15, 2017, 08.22 AM (IST)

Amir Khan starring Bollywood movie Dangal earned a whopping Rs 87.66 crore in a single day pushing the total box office collections to Rs 301.5 crore. 

The movie made a revenue of more than Rs 200 crore in China within the first week of release

The movie Shaui Jiao Baba (Let's Wrestle, Dad) opened across 9,000 screens in China on May 5 and is now the highest grossing Indian film in China

Dangal was promoted by the lead actor Aamir Khan and director Nitesh Tiwari in China.

It is based on the real-life story of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat who trained his daughters, Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari with the dream of them becoming international level wrestlers.

The movie released in the end of 2016 in India and was declared tax-free in six states to promote Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao, a social campaign started by the government which is aimed to reduce the selective abortion of females, to protect girls and to educate them.

The film won four awards at the 62nd Filmfare Awards including Best Film, Best Director, Best Action and Best Actor.

(WION)

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