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'Dangal' becomes 5th highest non-English grossing film ever

Global ticket sales for the sports biopic now stand at $301 million

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ANI  |  New Delhi 

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Dangal fans with a life-size cutout of Aamir Khan at a cinema theatre in China. The movie has hit a cumulative gross of Rs 386 crore in China since its release on May 5.

Aamir Khan's 'Dangal' has now achieved a new and huge milestone which has only been reached by four other movies in history!

The Nitesh Tiwari-directorial has officially surpassed the $300 million mark this week to become only the fifth non-English movie in history to do so.

According to a report from Forbes, global ticket sales for the sports biopic now stand at $301 million, with $179.8 million coming from China and $84.4 million from India.

Only four other non-English movies in history have earned more than $300 million worldwide: China's 'The Mermaid' ($533 million) and 'Monster Hunt' ($386 million), France's 'The Intouchables' ($427 million) and Japan's 'Your Name' ($354 million).

The flick, a dramatic retelling of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat's life, is the first and only Indian film with an overseas gross exceeding $100 million.

It released to universal critical acclaim in India last Christmas.

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First Published: Wed, June 14 2017. 10:42 IST
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