Aamir Khan is known for his entertaining yet influential films (except Dhoom 3 and Thugs Of Hindostan). There’s so much to take away from his films that people literally wait like crazy for him to appear on big screens. Amongst such content-rich projects of Aamir is Dangal. The film ranks high on the critical as well as the commercial front. Released in 2016, it still holds the record of highest collection for any Bollywood film. But more than that, it’s the film’s record-breaking earnings in China that left everyone stunned. With so much success under the kitty, most of the movie buffs still have in their mind, how much Aamir earned from Dangal? Let’s find the answer.
To brush up the memory, Dangal was made at a budget of around 70 crores. It was produced by Aamir’s own production house and Siddharth Roy Kapur. As Aamir has a reputation for providing a bundle of joy to the family audience with a good message to take home, this wrestling drama was received with open arms by the audience. With extraordinary word-of-mouth and rave reviews from critics, the film turned out to be a historic blockbuster. It earned 388 crores in India alone. But forget that as its global theatrical run ended up at the mammoth 1899.35 crores.
Now coming back to the main question- how much Aamir Khan earned from Dangal? Many might be not aware that Aamir doesn’t charge a single penny, not even a signing amount while working on a project. It’s after the film recovers its cost, Aamir takes his share from profits. In case, the film flops at the box office, he faces a huge loss. For Dangal too, he had the same model. As per Forbes, Aamir took away as much as 175 crores from India alone.
In China, Dangal made over 1500 crores and as he produced the film under his own banner, he took away a chunk of 100 crores. That makes Aamir Khan’s earnings of 375 crores from the film. Interestingly, it’s more than the budget of SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion. Baahubali 2 was made at a cost of 250 crores.
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