Did you know that Bollywood's top-grossing film of all time is a Disney production? The movie is entitled Dangal (it is the Hindi word for wrestling competition), which was released in India in December of 2016. Directed by Nitesh Tiwari, this biographical and sports film was produced by Aamir Khan Productions, in collaboration with Walt Disney Pictures India, starring Aamir Khan himself. The movie revolves around an aging former wrestler and the biopic story of the Phogat sisters. Interestingly, the movie earned more than 50 million dollars in box office collections in just three weeks. Overseas, it also did well in the box office. It has collected a total earning of $217 million US dollars on its screenings abroad. It has solidified its status as one of the best Bollywood movies.
The success that Dangal has had solidifies Aamir Khan's status as one of India's top actors. China is the biggest overseas earner for Dangal at $178.3 million. Aamir's films have done well in China before this as well, with PK making $19.3 million and 3 Idiots making $3 million. However, Dangal took Bollywood to heights exceeding the previous achievements of Indian cinema. After a string of under-performing local films, Disney announced that it would halt production of movies in India. Disney paid $494 million in 2012 to acquire an outstanding 49% stake in the business. Despite this move by Disney, Bollywood continues to thrive both in India and overseas.
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