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Aamir's Dangal creates history, earns over 1,000 crore in China

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Bollywood star Aamir Khan\'s `Dangal’ on Thursday surpassed the Rs 1,000 crore-mark of box office collections in China, becoming the first Indian film to achieve the feat, according to a popular Chinese ticketing website.

Bollywood star Aamir Khan's `Dangal’ on Thursday surpassed the Rs 1,000 crore-mark of box office collections in China, becoming the first Indian film to achieve the feat, according to a popular Chinese ticketing website.

This is rare as China has a special quota for foreign films where the number of Indian films is too small. Yet, `Dangal’ has joined the elite club of some 30 films that have raked up over Rs 1,000 crore. As per data on ticketing platform Maoyan, the movie raked in 1.067 billion RMB by Thursday.

Among other foreign films, `The Mermaid’ is the highest-grossing movie (over 3 million RMB) in China, followed by likes of `Monster Hunt’, `The Fast and Furious 7’. `Dangal’ is about a determined father in a patriarchal society, training his daughters into world class wrestlers. Aamir is one of the most popular Indian actors in China.

The Chinese media has been writing about the phenomenal success of the movie as it has struck a chord with the Chinese, a male-dominated society. "It reminds me of my father. He wanted a son.

He forced me to be like a son," a Chinese government official said. "I felt as if I never was a girl." The movie was released on May 5 across around 7,000 screens in China.

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