With Aamir’s Dangal creating a new record by earning 1000 crores in China, all eyes are on Baahubali 2: The Conclusion. Although the date for the release of Baahubali 2 in China is yet to be decided, some speculations are dampening the prospects of Baahubali 2 in China. Aamir Khan-starrer Dangal’s screening license has been extended by one month in the neighboring country. Now the movie will be screened till 4 July 2017 in China.
China gives license to foreign movies to be screened for one month. China allows 34 foreign movies including 4 Indian movies, to be released in a year. This year, three more Indian movies are set to be screened in China including Baahubali 2: the conclusion and Salman’s Tubelight. The name of one more movie is yet to be decided.
Dangal released in China on 9000 screens on May 5, 2017, and has earned more than Rs. 1000 crores at the theaters. It earned around Rs 511 crore in India. Baahubali 2 which was released on around 9000 screens worldwide on April 28 will open on 6000 screens in China, most probably this month or in July. Baahubali 2 holds many firsts when it comes to records. The movie has crossed Rs 1600-crore mark worldwide within 33 days of its release.
Dangal has earned over 1700 crore worldwide, thanks to its China release. It’s less than Rs 300 crore short of the historic feat for any Indian movie. But with China allowing Dangal one more month on screens, chances are strong it could become the first Indian movie to reach the Rs. 2000 crore collection mark. Also if Baahubali 2 releases in July, Dangal would run few days more without its Indian competitor in the land of a dragon and enjoy the last laugh in terms of worldwide collections. So it would be interesting to see the race between the two masterpieces.