Salman Khan’s 2015 blockbuster Bajrangi Bhaijaan was released yesterday in China on 8000 screens. The movie had a good opening but it failed to beat first day collection of Dangal and Secret Superstar.
Salman Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan had a good opening day in China. The movie earned $2.20 million on its opening day. It recorded the third best opening by a Bollywood movie in China after Secret Superstar and Dangal. The numbers may disappoint Salman Khan’s fans as the numbers are less than Secret Superstar which was released last month.
However, there is other side of the story as well. Bajrangi Bhaijaan is released at a time when the competition is high in the Chinese market compared to when Secret Superstar released. Secret Superstar was released on 16000 screens. It earned $6.81 million on its opening day with 55865 screenings.
Talking about the biggest blockbuster Dangal, it earned $2.49 million on its opening day. It was released on 9000 screens (30,364 screenings). Here’s a look at top 10 opening day Bollywood grossers in China.
Secrect Superstar – $6,810,000, Screenings – 55,865, Footfalls – 1,584,246
Dangal – $2,490,000, Screenings – 30,364, Footfalls – 549,939
Bajrangi Bhaijaan – $2,200,000, Screenings – 19,892, Footfalls – 456,016
PK – $970,000, Screenings – 16,093, Footfalls – 203,701
Dhoom 3 – $370,000, Screenings – 6017, Footfalls – 75,094
While Dangal earned 1200+ crores in China, Secret Superstar has so far earned 780 crores. It would be a difficult task for Bajrangi Bhaijaan to challenge the lifetime collection of these two movies.