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Decoding Dangal: Here's why the Aamir Khan film is an All Time Blockbuster!

Himesh Mankad | Updated on: 16 January 2017, 15:24 IST

Nitesh Tiwari's Dangal starring Aamir Khan and Sakshi Tanwar has continued to dominate at the Indian Box-Office as the film raked over 10 crore in its fourth weekend.

The movie surpassed the lifetime biz of PK in 17 days to emerge the biggest blockbuster of all time and the total collections of Dangal now stand at 370.11 crore. Due to lack of competition, the movie has retained maximum screens in its third week and is looking at lifetime collections close to 380 crore.

Made at a moderate budget of 70 crore, the return on investment of Dangal is one of the highest ever. Dangal set new records at the multiplexes in India. However, the movie is third after Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Sultan at the single screens.

Aamir Khan in Dangal movie still 2 (Aamir Khan in Dangal movie still 2)

Here's decoding the business of Dangal:

  • Expenses:

Budget: Rs. 55 crore

Print and Publicity cost: Rs. 15 crores

Total Expense: 70 crore

  • Revenue:

India Box Office Collection: Rs. 375 crores (expected)

Distributors Share: Rs. 180 crore

Overseas Box Office Collection: Rs. 195 crores (expected)

Overseas Share: Rs. 84 crores

Total Theatrical Share: Rs. 264 crores

Satellite:Rs. 60 crores (expected)

Total Revenue: Rs. 320 crores

Return on Investment: 533%

Verdict: All Time Blockbuster.

Aamir Khan didn't charge any fees to act in the film, as he opted for a 50% profit sharing deal. From Dangal, the superstar will take home over 150 crore, thereby becoming the highest paid Bollywood actor. Salman Khan is second, as he got a share of 105 crore approximately from Sultan.

The satellite rights of Dangal have not been sold yet, However, given the historic run at the Box-Office, the film would easily fetch a record amount from television channels.

First published: 9 January 2017, 16:16 IST
Himesh Mankad @himeshmankad

Himesh Mankad is an entertainment journalist who has a B.Com degree from Narsee Monjee College, Mumbai. He prefers covering Bollywood and loves good stories and music. When not watching movies, he can be found on a cricket field strutting his stuff.