Salman Khan’s ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ collects $2.8 mn on its opening day in China

MUMBAI: China is slowly emerging as a big market for Hindi films. Following the success of Aamir Khan’s Dangal, Secret Superstar, and PK, Salman Khan’s ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ has seen a good opening at the box office.

The film, which was during the Chinese Lantern Festival by Eros International, has collected $2.8 million (Rs 18 crore) on its opening day. The film was released across 8000 plus screens dubbed in Chinese.

The company tweeted, “Eros International & SKF’s #BajrangiBhaijaan soars at the Chinese Boxoffice with very positive reviews & an opening day collection of $2.8 million!@BeingSalmanKhan @erosnow @kabirkhankk @SKFilmsOfficial #BajrangiBhaijaaninChina.”

‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ is the second highest grossing Bollywood film in China after Aamir Khan’s ‘Secret Superstar’ which collected $6.88million on its opening day. However, Secret Superstar had around 54,000 shows whereas Bajrangi Bhaijaan had 7,000 shows.

Aamir Khan’s ‘Dangal’ and ‘PK’ also fared well at the box office. While Dangal garnered $2.05million on its first day from 3,000 shows, PK collected $899,000 from 16,000 shows.

The Indian drama directed by Kabir Khan stars Salman Khan as Bajrangi, an ardent devotee of Hindu deity Hanuman, and his arduous journey to reunite a six-year-old Pakistani girl – who somehow gets lost in India – with her parents, back to her hometown in Pakistan.

In India, Eros released ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ across 4200 screens in India (the highest number of screens for a Hindi film at the time) and over 700 screens in the international markets on 17th July 2015. The film went on to break several records in the domestic and international markets including the fastest Rs 100 crore for a Hindi language film, highest single day collection, highest first Monday collection, highest Eid weekend gross overseas and several more.

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