‘Dangal’ fails to topple ‘Sultan’ opening day collection
December 24, 2016 08:07 PM NPT
MUMBAI, Dec 24: Superstar Salman Khan might have said that Aamir Khan’s “Dangal” is a much better film than his own blockbuster “Sultan” but the opening day box office collection tells a different story.
“Dangal” has earned a lot of critical acclaim, and is doing good at the ticket window with many trade experts betting on the film to get Bollywood out of the lull after the demonetisation of high value notes.
The film amassed IRs 290 million, including IRs 5.9 million from Tamil and Telugu, in India on its release day (Friday).
But the opening day numbers of “Dangal” have failed to beat the Day One collection figures of “Sultan” – which stand at IRs 360 million.
In Ali Abbas Zaffar’s “Sultan”, which released on July 6 this year, Salman played a wrestling champion from Haryana whose successful career wreaks havoc in his personal life. The plot revolves around how he reinvents his wrestler streak in mixed martial arts.