DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that 1939’s Gone with the wind and Dangal from 2016 were the highest-grossing films of all time in Hollywood and Bollywood? The 1939 American historical romance film, Gone with the Wind was adapted from the 1936 novel of the same name. The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel was written by American novelist and journalist, Margaret Mitchell. The film version was directed by American film director and producer, Victor Lonzo Fleming who is also known for his other classic film, The Wizard of Oz. The film features the romantic story of a roguish man and a manipulative woman during the American Civil War and Reconstruction period. It stars Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh. The film is one of the world’s first blockbusters. It earned a total of $1,854,769,700 and still holds the top spot in the box-office.
As for Bollywood or the Hindi film industry, the 2016 film entitled Dangal with the English translation of “Wrestling competition” is considered to be the highest-grossing Indian film ever and the fifth highest-grossing film for non-English movies. The film earned over $330 million worldwide and only used $10 million for its production. Dangal is about a former wrestler and his two wrestler daughters struggle for glory at the Commonwealth Games in the midst of societal depression.
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