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Superstar Aamir Khan’s Latest Sports Movie ‘Dangal’ beats Demonetisation, Generates Over Rs 29 crore on Day 1

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December 24, 2016: It seems like Christmas will once again be lucky for superstar Aamir Khan. His latest sports drama Dangal, which released two days before the festival, generated over Rs 29 crore on its opening day.

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According to the numbers shared by Disney India, which is backing the film, Dangal minted Rs 29.78 crore, including Rs 59 lakh from Tamil and Telugu, in India on Friday.

Directed by Nitesh Tiwari, Dangal is based on the real life tale of Mahavir Singh Phogat, a former national champion who, much to the disapproval of his wife and his whole village, trained his daughters Geeta and Babita to wrestle.

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There were doubts about the film’s box office performance getting affected by the Indian government’s demonetisation move. But it has started off on a strong note at the box office.

The film also made a good opening on BookMyShow as it contributed 33 per cent to the movie’s total Day One India box office collection, read a statement from the online entertainment ticketing platform.

The movie witnessed approximately 40 per cent more advance bookings on the platform for the opening week as compared to other blockbusters this year.

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In the last few years, Aamir’s films like PK, Dhoom: 3 and 3 Idiots — which released around Christmas — turned out to be blockbusters. And it looks like Dangal will be joining the list soon. (IANS)

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Yahoo India Claims ‘Dangal’ as Biggest Blockbuster of the Decade

The results are based on an analysis of user's interest patterns based on what they searched for, read, recommended and shared, Yahoo India said

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The 2016 Aamir Khan-starrer “Dangal” which crossed the Rs 2,000-crore mark at the global box-office is the biggest blockbuster of the decade, according to a Yahoo India report.

Directed by Nitesh Tiwari, the film narrates the inspiring story of a wrestler.

“Dangal” is followed by Salman Khan-starrer “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” and Aamir Khan’s “PK”, according to Yahoo India “Decade in Review” report.

Other films in the list of top 10 blockbusters of the decade include “Sultan”, “Tiger Zinda Hai”, “Dhoom 3”, “Sanju”, “War”, “Chennai Express” and “Dabangg”.

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Poster of Aamir’s film- Dangal. Wikimedia commons

In 2019, Salman Khan flexed his muscles at the top yet again, as most searched male celebrity of the year, with actors Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar making up the top three.

Actress Sunny Leone was once again most searched female celebrity of 2019 – a position she has held through most of the decade, pushing actresses Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Deepika Padukone lower down the Yahoo India “Year in Review 2019” list.

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While actor Hrithik Roshan emerged as the male style icon of the year, newbie Sara Ali Khan, who impressed netizens with her unique style statements, has been named female style icon of 2019.

The results are based on an analysis of user’s interest patterns based on what they searched for, read, recommended and shared, Yahoo India said. (IANS)