Dangal collected 29.78 crore on its opening day. Only Salman Khan’s Sultan earned more than this in 2016. With these numbers, Dangal has got the 2nd best opening of 2016.
Sultan was released in Eid so its collections on opening day were better than Dangal. Also, Dangal is affected a bit by demonetization as well at single screens otherwise it would have minted around 2-3 crore more.
Following is the list of top 5 highest opening films of 2016:
Sultan – 36.54 crore
Dangal – 29.78 crore
M. S. Dhoni – The Untold Story – 21.30 crore
Fan – 19.20 crore
Housefull 3 – 15.21 crore
All eyes are now on what other records Aamir Khan’s Dangal breaks in coming days. Dangal is directed by Nitesh Tiwari.