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Dangal crosses Rs 100 crore at box office

By Syed Firdaus Ashraf
December 26, 2016 12:54 IST

Aamir Khan's Dangal has crossed Rs 100 crore within three days of release. 

The film made Rs 29.78 crore on Friday, Rs 34.82 crore on Saturday and Rs 42.35 on Sunday. In three days, it made Rs 106.95 crore at the box office. Overseas, the film has made Rs 50 crore. 

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh confirms on Twitter, '#Dangal Fantabulous. Sun biz was humongous. Smashing records. Setting new benchmarks.'

Dangal has become the fifth Aamir Khan movie to cross Rs 100 crore mark, after Ghajini, 3 Idiots, Dhoom 3 and PK. Click here to see Bollywood's biggest blockbusters.

However, it is to be seen whether Dangal will beat Sultan's record in the long run and become the biggest hit of 2016. Salman Khan’s Sultan is currently at the top position with Rs 300 crore.

Salman Khan had tweeted on Thursday, 'My Family saw Dangal today evening and thought it was a much better film than Sultan. Love u personally Aamir but hate u professionally!”

Dangal has an advantage at the box office, as no other big film is releasing for the next two weeks. 

Moreover, states like Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Chattisgarh and Uttrakhand have made the film tax-free. 

Dangal is the real life story of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and his daughters, Geeta and Babita, and has been getting rave reviews.

Syed Firdaus Ashraf / in Mumbai