Secret Superstar in China

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  1. Hi.

    Enjoy this thread as much as you want.

    Bye.

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  2. Good job on creating this…

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  3. You can just rename the thread as China BO….That will make it much more easier for you…Even Bajrangi bhaijaan and other stuff can get added to this

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  4. Secret Superstar become Highest Worldwide Grosser of 2017
    01/30/201811

    Aamir Khan’s Secret Superstar has become the highest worldwide grosser of 2017 after its China release. The film has overtaken Salman Khan’s Tiger Zinda Hai to claim the top spot. Secret Superstar did not perform up to the expectations in the domestic market however it has done wonders in China.

    The list is followed by Golmaal Again which managed to over 300 crores. Shahrukh Khan’s Raees and Salman Khan’s Tubelight claim the 4th and 5th spot respectively. There is also Baahubali 2 which collected over 800 crores only from the Hindi version in worldwide.

    This is actually a very rare scenario where the top Hindi net grosser of the year belongs to Tiger Zinda Hai while the highest overseas and worldwide grosser is Secret Superstar. But that has happened only after the release in China where 99% of the Hindi films are not released. Meanwhile, there is Baahubali 2 too which is the top grosser in net and worldwide business if we consider the dubbed Hindi version.

    Secret Superstar and Tiger Zinda Hai are also among the highest worldwide grossers of all time. They have replaced Bajirao Mastani and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. Padmaavat is expected to enter into the top 10 soon which will exclude Dilwale from the list.

    Secret Superstar 571cr.

    https://www.bollyarena.net/secret-superstar-become-highest-worldwide-grosser-of-2017/

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  5. Thanks munna and Satyam for this new thread. I can post SS numbers and articles without feeling embarrassed.

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  6. Thanks Master and Krish. Because of your relentless efforts, persistence, SS fans have got their own corner, room, home and universe.

    Now we are spoiled. We expect Satyam and Munna to visit us and provide a comment or two. I know some others will be visitng silently out of curiosity as to what is happening here.

    This is our palace as grand as SLB’s imagination. Here we will do our ghoomar dance. We will wish each other for the next festival.

    Bahu complained to her husband and she got a new home without the mother in law.
    Brothers separated like ambani brothers.
    Telengana and Seemandhra.

    Everyone is happy.

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  7. Tommorow Bajrangi wld be crossed and SS wld become the 4th highest Indian and 3rd highest BW WW grosser of all time.Today wld close at around 3.1M$Total in China after today wld be 75.75M$ approx.

    3.4+3.25+3.1=9.75M$ in weekdays of week 2 so far.
    Tommorow there wld be a drop as ‘The Greatest Showman’ is releasng tommorow in China.I believe it wld do around 2.5M$ tommorow.
    On Friday if it can manage 2.75-3M$ then 3rd weekend can be around 12M$ and then in all probability it can cross 100M$ in China which wld be a major milestone as such a feat has only been achieved by 2 films so far ie.BB2 in India and Dangal in China.

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    • The Greatest Showman has been critically slammed, but has been doing well at BO everywhere it has released till now. Not sure how it will fare in China. Should open well due to presence of Hugh Jackman.

      SS has crossed 75 M$ and surpassed Jumanji in China. Dont think The Greatest Showman will effect SS, even if it gets accepted.

      And SS has now crossed 600 cr WW gross.

      Thats the end of the daily dose of bad news for Salman, SRK and BOI fans.

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      • But Marcus shows get reduced due to new movies.Also there are 2 more movies releasing in China on Friday so showcount for Friday wld be further reduced.Prediction for next 3 days has come.

        Thursday prediction is 2.8M$,Fri is 3.1M$ and Saturday is at 5M$ with no.1 spot on all 3 days as well.SS has already topped China BO for 11 days inc. today while Dangal topped for 15 days.
        If SS indeed collects as per prediction 100M$ wld be crossed for sure.

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        • Yes, number of shows will decrease but avg per screen may increase. If predictions are as high as 11 M$ for third weekend, then I am hopeful of 9-10 M$ weekend haul which will put SS on track for 100 M$ finish.

          Forever Young has done 100 M$ with similar trending.

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          • Sun prediction has not come but going by norms Weekend prediction by maoyan is around 12.5M$ and i believe it can do around 12M$ in 3rd weekend and LT finish cld be bw 102-105M$.Strange thing is that for early prediction they r placing SS at no.1 for all thu,fri and sat ahead of TGS which means it’s maoyan rating is low and they r expecting it to crash on sat itself just like maze runner did during last weekend.

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  8. http://www.latimes.com/business/hollywood/la-fi-ct-china-box-office-20180131-story.html

    Bollywood movie ‘Secret Superstar’ beats out ‘Maze Runner’ sequel in China
    By GAOCHAO ZHANG
    JAN 31, 2018 | 5:00 AM
    | BEIJING

    Bollywood movie ‘Secret Superstar’ beats out ‘Maze Runner’ sequel in China
    20th Century Fox’s “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” opened with $22.7 million in China in its first three days. (Joe Alblas)

    Bollywood’s latest hit film “Secret Superstar” outperformed American action films and homegrown historical dramas in China’s box office last week, once again demonstrating the Middle Kingdom’s attachment to Indian musicals.

    The film grossed $38 million and rose above three Hollywood movies, reaching $65.4 million after 10 days, according to film consulting firm Artisan Gateway.

    The movie stars Aamir Khan, beloved in China, and focuses on a teenage Muslim girl overcoming hardships as she becomes a singer. Khan has more than 1 million followers on Weibo, China’s version of Twitter, earning him the nickname “Uncle Mi.”

    His previous family drama “Dangal,” set a record in China last year for a non-Hollywood foreign film. It drew nearly $190 million in ticket sales.

    Chinese period drama holdover “Forever Young” earned $26.6 million, accumulating $95 million after 17 days.

    The only new release of the week, 20th Century Fox’s “Maze Runner: The Death Cure,” opened with $22.7 million in its first three days.

    The sci-fi action film is the third and final installment in the “Maze Runner” series, which stars Dylan O’Brien and Kaya Scodelario.

    Lionsgate’s family drama “Wonder,” based on the novel of the same name, earned $9.6 million in its second week of release, grossing $18.2 million after 10 days.

    The film, which tells the story of a boy with a facial deformity, failed to draw fans despite the presence of Julia Roberts, who is popular in China.

    Another 20th Century Fox release 3D animation movie “Ferdinand” added $9 million for a total of $18.5 million in ticket sales.

    Zhang is a special correspondent.

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  11. Boi stopped giving updates of SS in China. I think they are back to their usual selves.

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  12. Daily Update (Day 14):

    SS has crossed Bajrangi Bhaijaan’s worldwide gross today. After TZH, Sultan and now Bajrangi Bhaijaan, all the highest grossers of Salman has been beaten by a 15 cr budget film with Aamir in supporting role.

    I dont think anything like this has happened before, even when Raj Kapoor became famous in Russia or when SRK broke open in NRI markets or in Germany.

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    • TGS is a total disaster.Even on its first day SS is smashing it by a margin.I think it wld cross 2.75M$ today and wld be no.1 for 12th day.Dangal’s record of being no.1 at China BO for 15 days looks in trouble.A very great hold.

      What Germany?
      Highest SRK grosser there is 0.5M$ and it’s NRI market for SRK there more or less.When u r into NRI Market there is an upper limit.But what Aamir has done in China can’t be compared with anything ever.

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  14. Secret Superstar becomes the 4th Indian (3rd Aamir) movie after PK,Dangal and BB2 to cross 100M$ Worldwide.Soon it wld cross 100M$ in China alone.In the process it has also smashed Bajrangi WW as well.

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  18. P.K Talli Says:

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  19. P.K Talli Says:

    weier1231997 @ DM FAV RT ? 16 hours ago
    By the way. The Top five indian movies in China are all starred by Aamir Khan: Dangal, Superstar, PK, Dhoom 3, 3 idiots

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    • Aamir should release Mela just for a laugh in one high end screen and break all India collections 😀😀😀

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      • They should release all his old movies 🙂

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        • Personally think now TOH will work (minimum massive opening) in China now. It’s stardom out there for him, they are turning up to see him especially if they are dancing to that ridiculous song sexy baliye.

          Ghajini (female fan following will cry loads), RDB (social message – easy winner), QSQT (same reason for Ghajini). I wouldn’t go beyond that. Sarforosh is an Indian/Pakistan story, MP and Lagaan I doubt they will like.

          If Bajrangi Bhaijaan works (say $10mm) than that is really it for Salman in China. Nothing else will work at that level.

          Beyond that I think China will need to be wooed by a star like they have to Aamir before they start loving Bollywood films the way we do.

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      • If Mela is released, twinkle will get another chance at stardom!

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      • caught up on Mela. It was a commercial potboiler on par with the best of Aamir’s competitors(Rowdy Rathore/Dabangg/Chennai Express). Going by Aamir standards, it was a massive let down. If Aamir remakes Mela, it could do 200 cr in today’s scenario.

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  20. Yaar , if SS has been released in Cuba too, then DVD par bhee release kar do please !!!!!!

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  21. Aamir should also consider making “MahaChina” in addition to “Mahabharat” 😉

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  22. Secret Superstar Crosses 500 Crore Mark At The China Box Office

    Secret Superstar in 2 weeks is all set to touch the USD $ 80 million marks in China. The movie has earned USD $ 2.82 million on its 2nd Tuesday.
    By Koimoi.com Team -February 2, 2018

    Aamir Khan’s Secret Superstar has caused an explosion at the China box office.

    Secret Superstar in 2 weeks is all set to touch the USD $ 80 million marks in China. The movie has earned USD $ 2.82 million on its 2nd Tuesday and now stands at the grand total will be USD $ 79.42 million (509 crores). The movie has crossed the 500 crore mark in just 2 weeks.

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  23. SS has already had an amazing run in China with almost 80 M$ (500+ cr) coming in 2 weeks. The only point of interest remaining now, is whether it can cross 100 M$. For that it will need 10 M$ this weekend, which may be difficult due to a lot of new releases.

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    • Aamir has heavily promoted Bollywood’s song and dance routine during his SS promotions in Beijing this time. We have seen videos of fans dancing to sexy baliye and what not. But I still doubt whether our song and dance movies will work there in large. Aamir perhaps wanted his chinese fans to prepare for TOH’s disco dhamaka.

      BO opening will be there, but wont count on a 100 M$ total for TOH in China.

      Also, I doubt if the success of Dangal and SS can be attributed to a higher ratio of female audience in China than in India. Maybe the Chinese male audience is more tolerant and interested in the concepts of gender equality and female empowerment, than in India or in NRI markets.

      It is the same movie being shown to the Indian audience and the Chinese audience. But the reactions have been drastically different. For the Indian audience, Advait has perhaps made a film much ahead of its time. SS will likely have better shelf life than many of Aamir’s ‘Indian’ blockbusters.

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      • Anyway you dice it or splice it, SS collections dont put Indian audience in a good light. India may be OK to see a father treating his daughters as sons at this point, but it is far off from a society that encourages its females to sort out their own problems. I am sure Padman will do much better in India than SS, mainly due to a male star providing sanitary solution here.

        And issues close to home like domestic violence are often more acceptable when shown in the backdrop of a foreign society.

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        • SS did the way it did in India in most of the world except China…China has just taken to Aamir now..As Jayshah said they should release Aamirs old movies there….even Mela…

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          • It did slightly better in overseas than in India.

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          • I think largely the movie did better than the movie was purely due to Aamir Khan in India as well overseas. But in China Aamir Khan is like God so there it is doing like a commercial masala movie…
            I dont think there is any issue with Indian audience in any way. After seeing the movie I feel it has definitely done more than it can in India and it is purely due to Aamir. Remove him it would have struggled to cross 25 crs in India.

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          • Yes this I agree with. He is behaving like a masala commercial star out there. It’s these videos – it’s like Justin Bieber or when Hrithik swept the Indian audience in 2000. Hrithik followed with huge initials but average films. The bar is a little lower here for Aamir. My gut feel is China could tolerate a song and dance film with him if for example he dies in it or its gut wrenchingly emotional. Then you really need a string of films to go in and eventually cross border films.

            The US won’t spread like this – only if it’s Oscar worthy.

            I’m speaking more from the view point of business and how to grow it.

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          • Other overseas business is still Indian audience. There does not seem to be much difference between the reaction from NRI (non resident indians/pakistanis/bangladeshis/srilankans) or from Indians in India. But comparatively SS business has been better in NRI markets than in India.

            Anyways, a film does not do 100 M$ because of a star in a supporting role. That is a convenient and naive take to ignore the obvious. The film itself has worked in the Chinese market in a big way.

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          • The Good, The Bad and The Ugly should all be exported – it is a prime opportunity to test. The reality is China will have more potential than the US for business if someone follows Aamir and soon. His shell life is finite given his age he won’t go into his 60’s doing this.

            It’s like a toddler trying new foods. The first taste needs to be the right temperature, texture, taste and then they will try something again. Eventually they will not like something but they’ll get use to Indian food.

            Obviously Aamir is leading the charge but it’s possible to ‘convert’ more success. Others will reap the benefits too.

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          • Jay, I wasn’t talking about Aamirs behavior. In fact i haven’t seen any of the videos. I am just saying that he is very big there so SS is behaving like how a commercial masala movie behaves at the BO…This is not just about content, this is about Aamir the star in China..

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          • Neither me I’m more talking about how Chinese people are reacting to him. He could get away with a fair bit right now.

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          • In other words if SS didn’t have Aamir, it would have struggled to do even 25 mn in China…
            We can check out what happens to BB. That’s a very good movie too probably Salmans best and is message oriented too…We will get an idea when it releases. I doubt it will even do 10 mn

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          • It would not even release period.

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          • I think the word I am looking for is he has a lot of leverage right now. And with that the ‘right’ thing is to spread it back into the Indian film industry. But like a toddler should know good and bad foods. China should see the worst of Aamir films too and if they can still tolerate aspects of it – it’s a genuine non NRI market that can accept Indian cinema regularly.

            The problems are the major stars who would want a slice of the pie are all 40+ or 50+. You really need strong young actors or actresses to make a breakthrough.

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    • Marcus 10M$ weekend is a done deal.It wld do between 11-12M$ weekend.

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  24. this 2nd straight success will change everything Aamir Khan will do as an actor and producer – he may just co-produce a film in China – just imagine the profits he will earn as a producer…….this will also change his market price in India……every film of his will projected to do 500+ cr worldwide – he and can straightaway ask 50% of that if not producing it…..interesting whether now he will change is slow pace of working…..

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    • China, it is necessary to get a revenue sharing deal like 25% for Secret Superstar. If Thugs of Hindostan can get similar deal and perform as well as Dangal and Secret Superstar, his market price will only go north.

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      • I think he can safely open a branch of his production house in China now – govt. will surely oblige. He would be a fool not to do something on this line. 65 cr in India and 650 cr (projected) – that is insane amount of business proposition to ignore with…..he better relocate to China 😉

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  25. After Dangal and SS success in China, many from bollywood will want a piece of the pie. But I dont see Bajrangi doing more than 5 M$ or TOH doing more than 50 M$ in China.

    Neither Dangal nor SS is regular bollywood commercial masala potboiler. People tend to forget that D3 did not do much in China.

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  26. Marcus Aamir was not at this level during D3 time in China. He got bigger and bigger after PK and then finally Dangal.

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    • I think him becoming bigger and bigger has a direct correlation with the quality of his films. In fact, I suspect it is a casual relationship. After PK, Dangal and SS he is in a position where he can perhaps open a regular bollywood commercial like TOH to 25 M$ in this market. BUT it will need more than average or mixed WOM to do more than double the opening.

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  27. Marcus 40M$ min. opening weekend for TOH.Again u r understimating TOH.Even with a decent wom i believe it wldn’t do anything less than 70M$ LT.

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  28. 4.5M$ pred. for Sat,3.5M$ for Sunday and 1.75M$ for Monday by Maoyan.

    I think around 11M$ weekend and then may be 5-6M$ in the weekdays which wld mean 95-96M$ after 3 weeks.

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  29. चीन में आमिर खान की फिल्म ‘सीक्रेट सुपरस्टार’ कमाई के मामले में फिल्म ‘बाहुबली’ साबित हुई है। बताया जा रहा है कि फिल्म ने वहां कमाई के सारे रिकॉर्ड तोड़ डाले हैं। फिल्म सीक्रेट सुपरस्टार 2017 में रिलीज हुई थी।
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  30. Secret Superstar stumbles in chase of Dangal
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    – Todd Insaine, Forbees China correspondent
    Dangal will continue to be the most loved Indian movie in China by a mile. There were hopes of Secret Superstar challenging that with it’s bigger opening, but it was n’t able to keep pace and will fall well short of Dangal numbers of $190 M lifetime in the middle kingdom.

    Next month, all eyes on other Khan ‘Salman’ and Bajrangi Bhaijaan to see if he can deliver in China where Aamir failed to edge out Dangal from the top position.

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  31. I don’t know what these reporters think.They seems to be totally dumb.Dangal had a historic trending in China which was probably one of the greatest ever .SS has had a great trending as well as it wld do 4x of it’s opening weekend.TLJ had a similar weekend as SS and it wld wrap up under 45M$ LT.

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    • SS has done better in China than Hollywood imports like Star Wars, Jumanji, Greatest Showman, etc etc. That itself is something.

      Anyways, if we compare SS box office with Dangal, then one has to account for the budget differential. Dangal was 70 cr budget film that did 2000-2100 cr WW (~30X). And SS is 15 cr budget that will do roughly 800 cr WW (more than 50X). SS is the bigger winner considering its minimal investment.

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  33. Dangal Chinese Trailer

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  34. Today Dangal is looking like doing close to 4.5M$ or may be a bit more.

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  35. Secret Superstar sorry not Dangal.

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  36. Secret Superstar haa a great growth today as final today wld be around 4.7M$ against prediction of 4.5M$ by Mayan.Tommorow hopefully it wld do close to 4M$.

    I think it wld be around 90.5M$ after 3rd weekend.9.5M$ needed more in remaining 11 days.

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  37. Ater today’s spectacular performance tommorow’s prediction now is 4.25M$ and for Mon and Tue it is 2.12 and 1.95M$.

    90.5M$+ after tommorow and may be 6.5-7M$ in weekdays.It wld be around 97M$ after 3 weeks.

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  38. It wld cross 100M$ easily in 4th weekend and LT wld be around 105M$.

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  39. Yesterday at 3.30 PM IST SS was at 2.96M$.It wld be at similarv total today at 3.30PM too.It is a very good hold.Night shows wld drop though as tommorow is a working day.I think it shld do 4.25M$+ today.

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  40. Yes it wld be around 91M$ till today.It wld be 97-98M$ in 3 weeks and 4th weekend shld be atleast 5-6M$ if not more.I think 105-107M$ Lifetime finish for SS in China.

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  41. Secret Superstar today is going berserk.It wld do around 4.35-4.4M$ today and Monday is likely to be more than 2M$.

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  42. Today wld close at 4.35M$.Weekend is close to 11.8M$ and total is now around 91M$.Weekdays shld contribute around 7M$ to take 3 week total to 98M$.It wld cross 100M$ in China on Saturday if weekdays are stronger then possibly even on friday.Tommorow SS wld also become the second Indian film to do so while others have not yet breached 30M$ mark.

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  44. Hello everyone.
    I have been a silent reader so far and love to read the opinions here.
    Friendly and knowledgeable, that is rare to find.

    Thank you, SeSu in China is now a separate topic.

    Think, the film is far ahead of its time in India. Most population groups could find reasons to avoid the film. The few people who went to cinema loved the movie. Me too. A complex, multi-layered story, handled with great sensitivity. I saw SeSu in Zurich (Switzerland) and to my delight 30% Chinese were in the room. That was not the case with Dangal yet.

    Nevertheless, the success in China surprises me. It is a small movie. Aamir has little screentime and it is not easy to go through this story emotionally. I would have enjoyed over $ 50 million and thought it was possible. But that …. A good opening, that’s because of Aamir. But the movie is strong. If the weather had been better last weekend, we would already touch the $ 100 million. But no matter when, it’s a very big deal.

    I am very happy that the film in China receives the love he did not get in India. The courage and effort of the creators are appreciated.

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    • I thought Sesu is some Chinese word 🙂
      Thanks for comment!

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      • I am from Europe. For us, the abbreviation SS sounds very negative because of our past. SeSu does not have that and it is recognizable …. (( – ;

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        • Tom from which country do u belong?

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          • Germany. Aamir-free zone. No release from DANGAL and SeSu. Went for DANGAL to Amsterdam (the Netherlands) and for SeSu to Zurich.

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          • Tom u can give us some idea of how popular SRK is in Germany?I think it’s NRI’s only.

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          • I’ve lived in Munich for 6 months back in 2005. It’s an NRI market. To watch Indian films I had to join an Indian club/society. A German or 2 might be fans but there are a lot of Indians working there from companies like Genpact & Infosys. It’s a big scam to suggest he has a huge native German following.

            Obviously I don’t know all of Germany but Munich is a major city for financial sector in general.

            The UK it’s possible he might have a non Asian base but even here it will be miniscule.

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          • Mainland Europe can’t be compared to UK. The UK can be compared demographically to the US. There are lots of East Africans and Indians in UK, same is not even close for mainland Europe.

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          • I have to answer above, aamirsaurabh, because it does not work under your question.

            In the cinema SRK films are mostly NRIs, at least 50 to 80%, depending on the film. Since I have to travel abroad for Aamir’s films, I can say that I’m usually the only European in the audience. So it’s a difference. SRK’s German audience is mainly female and between 30 and 60 years old.

            The German speaking area is SRK zone (there are still a few fans of Salman and Akshay). After LAGAAN opened the doors and attracted attention, it was SRK who walked through the door. Aamir made no films for years and is still unknown here today. Indian films here are Bollywood and that’s SRK – because only his films ran in infinite repetitions on TV. To come out as a fan of Indian / Hindi films is to make a fool of yourself. The image in the mind is very one-sided here: romance, kitsch, trash, dance, outstretched arms and a lot of overacting and exaggeration.

            When I show people movies like TZP, dhobi ghat, Lunchbox or Dangal, they can hardly believe that such works exist. They say: but that’s not like Bollywood, that’s really good movies ….

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          • “romance, kitsch, trash, dance, outstretched arms and a lot of overacting and exaggeration.” You just mentioned SRK in almost each of his roles (apart from occasional CDI, Swades etc), specially in KJo movies

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          • Tom SRK movies have hardly done between 0.3-0.5M$ over there while Germany is a huge market which clearly implies it’s all abt NRI’s.There must be some european following but that wld be very miniscule.

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          • “To come out as a fan of Indian / Hindi films is to make a fool of yourself. The image in the mind is very one-sided here: romance, kitsch, trash, dance, outstretched arms and a lot of overacting and exaggeration.”

            Its the same in US too outside the Indian/Pakistani/Bangladeshi/SriLankan communities.

            I think an overdose of Bollywood commercials releasing in China will also result in a similar feeling among the Chinese audience regarding Indian films at large.

            Aamir took a long break after Lagaan Oscar hype and that helped SRK to cement his position not just in India but in the overseas too. But SRK’s films did not help to create any good impression about Bollywood outside NRIs. Now that films like Dangal/SS has worked big, there maybe financial incentive for Chinese distributors to release BW blockbusters in that market. But a heavy dose of Salman’s nonsense it unlikely to sustain the interest of Chinese audience.

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          • aamirsaurabh, it is tiny compared to India and China. Germany has only 82 million inhabitants and a relatively high proportion of older people. Indian movies are only available in a few cinemas in big cities and not nationwide in the normal program. There are also few performances and no weeks of running. Overall, a market that is negligible to ww.

            Yes, Marcus, the impression was not good. Agree.
            Very regrettable that it is the same in other countries. I joined only a few years ago. Before Aamir’s first film, it was inconceivable for me to see a Bollywood movie. What I saw while zapping on TV frightened me off. I forbade my daughter to see such a movie – which we laugh about today. The Chinese should think carefully about which films are shown and choose wisely. There are so many beautiful things to discover and today I am very happy to have found the world of Indian films.

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          • Tom don’t agree it’s a small market.If my mind serves me right Avatar did around 160M$ in Germany.I am attaching the yearly BO list of 2017.Even the movie at no.100 has done around 1.5M$.TLJ did 81M$ there.So how can a movie doing mere 0.3-0.5M$ be considered good in any case?I think average TP there wld be around 5$ if not more.Even on 5$ TP, admissions r hardly 60k to 100k.This is not crossover in any sense whatsoever as i don’t think more than 10k native Germans wld have watched SRK’s biggest Grossers in Germany.
            http://www.boxofficemojo.com/intl/germany/yearly/

            In comparison,Secret Superstar was watched by 1.6million Chinese on day 1 and cum. total admission count wld be around 22-23 million and it’s safe to assume 99% of those admissions were of local native Chinese.Dangal had 43.5 million admissions in China.

            In China 1/33 ppl watched Dangal and 1/60 ppl watched SS while in Germany 1/8200 ppl watched SRK’s biggest grosser(i think it’s HNY).

            Penetration of SRK in Germany is not even 1% of what Aamir has in China.Not to forgot population of China is around 18 times of Germany.

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          • Excuse me. I meant for Indian movies it is small compared to ww, taking the box office results.

            You’re absolutely right, this does not apply to nationwide releases of big movies.

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  45. Since it is Chinese BO-related here, just wanted to share about Wolf Warrior 2 here. Was released last year and did nearly $900M in China.

    I watched it a few months back (with English sub-titles) and found it impressive, especially when it came to the action scenes, special effects and its pacing is fast and relentless.

    Yet to see Bollywood reach anywhere near that level in terms of action scenes and stunts.

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  46. Aamir Khan’s Secret Superstar Makes A Smashing Entry Into The 3rd Week At The China Box Office

    Secret Superstar, which has clicked with the audience much more than Dangal could, even if both the movies had an emotional value attached to it.
    By Koimoi.com Team -February 5, 2018

    Aamir Khan’s musical drama production Secret Superstar might have stopped at earnings of 62 crores in India despite a festive Diwali release, but the film is receiving a massive response in China, building on Khan’s reputation there.

    We all have been a witness to the mayhem caused by Aamir Khan’s Dangal at the China box office. But talking about Secret Superstar, which has clicked with the audience much more than Dangal could, even if both the movies had an emotional value attached to it.

    Making it to the top ten movies of 2017 on Indian IMDb as well, this movie does not seem to come to a standstill soon.

    Secret Superstar very smoothly entered the 500 crore club and as of today, it stands at 584.60 crores ($ 91.29 million) in the China box office. The film stands at a grand total of 654.60 crores at the worldwide box office.

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  47. China’s BB2 releasing on 16 Feb

    Gavin Feng
    ‏ @weier1231997
    2h2 hours ago

    China Box Office: Monster Hunt 2 is over ¥100M in ticket pre-sale 257 hours before opening, easily breaking the pre-sale record of FASTEST TO ¥100M set by The Fate of the Furious(86 hours before opening). It is projected to make $200-220M on 3-day debut. #MonsterHunt2

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  49. SeSu – $100 M ww crossed – 3rd Aamir movie (Dangal, PK) and only 4th indian movie (BaBa2) to do so

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  50. Jeevcy it breached 100M$ overseas not WW as that was done few days back.It is only the second Indian film to do this after Dangal.

    Today is looking like a great hold as collns wld come close to 2.3M$.Weekdays cum. shld be 7M$ now.

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  51. Seeing today’s hold Maoyan is predicting huge 2M$+ days for next 3 days as well.

    They r predicting around 6.39M$ total for next 3 days and today wld be 2.33M$ which means around 8.7M$ for weekdays.Insane.

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    • It will be nearly 100 M$ by the end of week 3. It can do 9-10 M$ more in week 4 to end with 110 M$.

      WW gross should be comfortably over 800 cr by end of China run.

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      • These Chinese figures are just incredible. Nothing else in other ‘foreign’ markets is remotely comparable. This is greater than everything else in this sense by an order of magnitude. To repeat myself the real scandal is that this story (or Dangal before it) isn’t the entertainment news lead week after week. Whatever else anyone else has done in the US or UK or wherever it’s light years removed from this. Aamir should release Ghajini in China. Even 3I would work hugely today.

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        • Satyam if 3I sequal comes now Dangal record wld be shattered by a margin there.It is the most populsr foreign film there.They can’t re-release 3I there as it had got released in 2011.

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        • China’s not western enough to make the news. No doubt if this was US this would get much bigger coverage.

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        • Aamir is like Usain Bolt in China right now. Doing a 4 by 100m all on his own. Soon it’s up to others to make this a long term market. It’s a missed opportunity if it remains only for Aamir’s films. I wish Bajrangi Bhaijaan the best on this score. It’s good news for Indian cinema all-round then.

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  52. PK Worldwide no. is in danger and i feel it wld be broken.

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  53. Dangal, PK and Secret Superstar are waiting for next entry from Hindi cinema for $100 mm global business.

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    • TOH is coming …

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      • TZH also surpassed expectations. It’s just that Aamir is also a superstar in China (for good reason i.e quality movies). It’s now almost unfair comparing Aamir movies with movies of other stars.

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        • It’s also unfair to call Secret Superstar, not a hit in India given its 15 cr budget and that it grossed 83 cr in India alone

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        • SS(sorry Tom) was treated like step child. And Dangal was made to feel little in front of BB2.
          So this is sweet revenge for aamir fans.
          Everything is fair here.

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          • I know that. I was kinda rubbing it in. Aamir’s reach is so far ahead it has become an unfair battle. BTW 15cr movie doing 800 crores gross. Lol. It’s crazy.

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          • I have honestly felt that SS fared poorly( to an extent) because of a joint boycott designed to affect both Aamir and Zaira. In fact on twitter the other day, one guy said so — that he wished to watch it but stayed away due to Zaira. I also understand that Zaira is getting plenty of venom on social media pages from the likes of Shefali Vaidya and Madhu Kishwar , since Vistara Airlines insists that Zaira’s accusation against a co- passenger is false.

            Plus, the competing Diwali film was obviously another factor.

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    • @IdeaUnique — As you say, Aamir has to change his way of working. He cannot sit on one film for two years. He will be a fool to miss the opportunity now in his hands — to become a truly international star- actor. He needs to stop obsessing about the Mahabharata, at least for the present. In earlier saner times, Muslims in India were part of the team that produced serials like Ramayana and Mahabharata. That was an inclusive India. Even Naseeruddin Shah has said in a recent intervew (to Faridoon Sharyar) that Janey Bhi Do Yaaron climax would not be possible in today’s toxic climate. And just a while back I read that yet another Rajasthani group is not happy with Kangana Ranaut’s Manikarnika, wants it banned. Sigh. Is this going to be the pattern?

      Aamir needs to shelve Mahabharata for the present. Yesterday I saw the cover of latest Filmfare, at a magazine stall. There is a mention of an Aamir story inside — that he is going to direct Mahabharata.

      Aamir — all we wish is to watch you ON the big screen, once in twelve months.

      Somebody pass on this message to the man, if possible. I know a few others who agree with me.

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      • Mahabharata will probably happen after TOH. Read somewhere that Imran Khan will make a comeback with that series in a major role.

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  54. TOH is a very easy 100M$ grosser.Infact it can top even 200M$.

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  55. Special broadcast on Aamir by Chinese national Channel which translates into ‘Aamir Khan-Make the world better by films’.

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    • That is pretty much the tag line thats working for Aamir in China. The popularity of films like 3I, PK, Dangal, SS as well as Satyamev Jayate episodes have together created an unique USP for Aamir.

      Not sure where TOH will fall into this scheme. So, not v hopeful about it’s prospects in China. But rest of the world should throw in the best possible numbers, as far as BW is concerned.

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      • Three song-dance schedules through past three months: what sort of a film is this TOH? Action-dance-drama khichdi? I just hope it is a good sensible mix. And I wonder how the Chinese will react to it.

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        • stakes are very high LS with TOH – and all 3 songs have been lavishly shot with 3 different coreographers….says a lot….they are not taking any chances with this fantasy-family-adventure-film-for-all-age-group and seeing China’s love for Aamir – things should get better and bigger for TOH. YRF has the biggest money-spinner of their entire career on their hand with TOH. They certainly will go all out for this. 500 Cr in India is a possible shot for TOH and China can be bigger than Dangal. This is a monster of a film. I won’t be surprised if they add lot more gimmicks and techno-wizardry as it is a fantasy film and anything will go there…

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          • I too don’t understand why does Aamir feel need to do out and out Masala stuff in between. May be just a stress breaker and easy money. Plus this time working with Amitabh must be an added bonus.

            I am also not a big fan of his Mahabharat obsession. There are so many tales around it. It’s impossible to make everyone happy unless he decides to get some influential Hindu group involved in the making. Still extremely risky and unnecessary.

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          • I think between TOH and Mahabharata, the latter is a better deal in every way. Even if it gets embroiled in controversies, the hype eventually helps the film as we can see in case of Padmaavati. Karni Sena has helped it more than Ranveer’s acting!

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        • More likely a khichdi of Tashan and Dhoom 3 by Victor. 🙂
          To make it worse, Aamir enjoys this stuff:

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          • evenif it is a Khichdi – the excitement factor is going to be so huge that first 7 days will whiz pass regardless of any kind of critical review…….and i m sure Big B – around – there is going to be enough “dialogbaazi” and “showdown” moments between two superstars…..

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          • @Idea – Sure, TOH will encash the hype around it and minimally be a high grosser. So what? It is the quality that takes a brand forward. Encashing on your reputation has negative impact in the long run.

            There are lot of Salman and Golmaal fans who watch Aamir movies and will be delighted with TOH. But there are also a bunch of fans who expect more from him, and it is easy to lose them after D3 or TOH; unless of course you comeback with PK and Dangal and SS.

            Personally, I dont see any point in spending 2 years on TOH when age is not on your side. It is not that Victor/YRF is going to deliver a Sholay in this genre – no matter how much money they pour into it.

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          • I also think that TOH is a waste of time and energy for Aamir. He should only produce in his own house in my opinion. But YRF ….. no.

            On the other hand, a dream comes true for Aamir. Amitabh first and also the size of the movie. Such opportunities do not come often. The ships in Malta were incredible and really did not look like scenery. What they were doing looked good, but not as good as Dangal. It stayed YRF, but done better than D3. At least that’s what it looked like.

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  56. बॉलीवुड के मिस्टर परफेक्शनिस्ट यानि आमिर खान हमेशा ही ऐसी फिल्में बनाते हैं जो देश में ही नहीं बल्कि विदेश में भी हर रिकॉर्ड तोड़ देती है। उनकी फिल्मों को काफी पसंद किया जाता है। ‘3 इडियट्स’, ‘पीके’, ‘दंगल’ आमिर खान की ऐसी फिल्में हैं जिन्होंने देश में ही नहीं बल्कि ओवरसीज में भी ताबड़तोड़ कमाई की है। अब इस लिस्ट में फिल्म ‘सीक्रेट सुपरस्टार’ का नाम भी जोड़ दिया गया है।

    यह फिल्म इन दिनों चीन के बॉक्स ऑफिस पर रिकॉर्ड तोड़ कलेक्शन कर रही है। रमेश बाला के ट्वीट के मुताबिक आमिर खान की दो फिल्मों ‘दंगल’ और ‘सीक्रेट सुपरस्टार’ ने मिलकर 100 मिलियन डॉलर यानी 643 करोड़ रुपये का ओवरसीज कारोबार किया है। वह एक ऐसे भारतीय एक्टर साबित हुए हैं जिनकी फिल्मों ने यह रिकॉर्डतोड़ आंकड़ा पार किया है। बॉलीवुड के दिग्गज सुपरस्टार जैसे सलमान खान, शाहरुख खान यहां तक की रजनीकांत भी अब तक ऐसा कोई रिकॉर्ड नहीं बना पाए हैं।

    आपको बता दें कि 3 सप्ताह पहले यानी 19 जनवरी 2018 को फिल्म ‘सीक्रेट सुपरस्टार’ को चीन में रिलीज किया गया था। ट्रेड एनालिस्ट तरण आदर्श के ट्वीट के मुताबिक 4 फरवरी 2018 तक फिल्म ने 584 करोड़ रुपये बटोर लिए हैं। फिल्म लगातार बेहतर प्रदर्शन कर रही है।

    गौरतलब है कि 19 अक्टूबर 2018 को फिल्म ‘सीक्रेट सुपरस्टार’ रिलीज हुई थी। यह फिल्म एक लड़की की सिंगिंग सुपरस्टार बनने की कहानी है। फिल्म में जायरा वसीम लीड एक्ट्रेस हैं जबकि आमिर खान ने सपोर्टिंग किरदार निभाया है। फिल्म ने भारत में करीब 62 करोड़ रुपये का कारोबार किया था जबकि इसका ओवरसीज कलेक्शन 40 करोड़ रुपये से अधिक का है।

    https://www.amarujala.com/photo-gallery/entertainment/bollywood/aamir-khan-film-secret-superstar-and-dangal-together-collects-100-million-dollar-overseas

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  57. I m hearing that they r planning to release TOH parallely in China.They have started the process of application.At max it wld release in Dec in China even if it is not a parallel release.It is bound to take a min.40M$ opening weekend in China.

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  58. Today SS wld close around 2.3M$ which means no drop from yesterday’s 2.33M$.

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  60. Holyshit maoyan is predicting 2.15,2.08 and 2.4M$ for next 3 days.

    Friday 2.4M$ means weekend around 9-9.5M$.It might even cross 110M$LT.LT prediction now by maoyan is 724M Yuans which is roughly 114M$.

    Today was the 16th day at no.1 while Dangal was at no.1 in China for 15 days.It might remain at no.1 for 5-6 days more.

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  61. No because Chinese BB movies inc. Monster Hunt2 are releasing on 16th.There wld be no showtimes for SS after 16th.It wldn’t do anything after 16th and distributers wouldn’t apply for extension.Monkey King (14th)and Detective Chinatown2(16th) too are releasing and it is Chinese new year and only local movies get showtimes at that time.Dangal got 165M$ in first month and SS wld fall around 50M$ short if u consider only 1 month period.

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  63. ENT Tracker has SS total at 96+ M$ till Tuesday. It has now crossed 600 cr gross from China itself. Today WW gross will go past 750 cr (3rd bollywood film to do so after PK and Dangal).

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  64. 0.88M$ at the moment as per Maoyan.ENT doesn’t provide live tracking.

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  65. u just divide by 630 and u wld get in US$.

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  66. Ages ago, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon had grossed $100M in the US, and had been predicted to become a major opening for Chinese movies in the US. However, nothing really clicked after that for the last 2 decades. I cant recall a single Chinese language movie raking it big in the US since then. Sure, there have been some acting opportunities in a few HW releases for the Chinese stars of CTHD. But they never could break the crossover barrier with an original Chinese movie.
    But here, the SS run has now proven that Aamir has plastered himself in Chinese hearts/minds. Aamir has truely broken the crossover barrier. This is nothing short of Incredulous.

    Just wait n watch, TOH will be massive in China!

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    • I think you are not fully aware of the Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon phenomenon.

      It was directed by Ang Lee, a Taiwanese immigrant to US who studied theater and film production at UIUC and NYU respectively. He struggled for years to make his debut as a film director. He finally got a break to direct some Taiwanese films, which got worldwide acclaim. He then made some highly acclaimed films at Hollywood, before directing Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. Afterwards Lee shifted back to Hollywood and went on to direct Hulk, Brokeback Mountain, Life of Pi, etc.

      My point is that Lee’s Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon is not exactly a ‘Chinese’ film. It was masterminded by a director who hardly represented Chinese/Taiwanese film-making. It was more like Slumdog Millionaire (although Boyle was not Indian).

      Dangal/SS on the other hand are made by complete Indian film-makers and fully representative of ‘better Bollywood’. Ang Lee did not make another Chinese venture like Crouching Tiger and no other Chinese film became big in States. But expecting Chinese films to crossover to US after Crouching Tiger was unreasonable in the first place.

      I am not convinced that ‘regular song-dance-masala commercials’ like TOH is going to work that big in China, despite Aamir’s popularity. If it does, then Salman is going to have a ball in China afterwards.

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      • I agree that regular song-dance masala cannot and will not work. But, the argument is simply for the affinity to the Star. With the string of his successful movies in China, Aamir Khan has become a household name and a Superstar out there. IMHO, it will be this love and affinity for Aamir which will make TOH click.

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      • “I am not convinced that ‘regular song-dance-masala commercials’ like TOH is going to work that big in China, despite Aamir’s popularity. If it does, then Salman is going to have a ball in China afterwards.”
        Again, not to drag this on, but the basic premise here is that Aamir has now created a trust factor amongst the Chinese, very similar to what he achieved over the past 2 decades with Indian audiences. From the Lagaan Oscar nomination onward, Indian audiences took massively to Aamir and every successive thoughtful step of his gave him back huge returns that propelled him to #1. It just so happens that a totally alien audience but with similar socio-economic experiences as Indians, and who can now out-spend Indians 10-to-1, has gotten similarly hooked to these movies. The Chinese appreciation is unsolicited (and humongously lopsided) rewards for that painstaking 2 decade process. He set out to right one boat, and he is coming back with his boat towing a big ship behind it.
        Sallu in his wildest dreams cant even think of having something similar, simply bcoz he just does not have the filmography backing him. Which is why Sallu, as well as SRK will remain relegated to the crumbs of an Indian audience. They just did not invest any effort into creating entertaining movies with message for all of 20 years. Sallu/SRK will be mere bystanders to this Chinese phenomenon.

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  67. SS is going super strong in China.2.25M$+ even today which means again no drop from yesterday.I thought with strong weekdays it can hit 100M$ on Friday but trending this week has been super strong and it wld 100M$ tommorow itself.It is going to more than 110M$ LT now for sure.

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  68. I am not so sure of this reason Nykavi.I think new releases have got an average to bad wom which cld be the reason for it being rock steady during this week.I expected around 7M$ in weekdays but it is going to do 9M$+ in weekdays.

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  69. What Aamir is achieving in China is phenomenal, really. These are rewards for years of quality cinema.

    I just hope that TOH doesn’t hurt his brand there. His socially relevant films with a message and substance have worked. If his next were from AKP, it would have only further strengthened his brand, I am sure. Let’s hope TOH lives up the expectations of his audience there (even if I am not betting on it).

    The current stardom of Aamir is something no actor in Bollywood could have ever dreamed of, in the recent past. The sky seems the limit there for him.

    One can bet that Aamir’s next projects choices will be hugely influenced by that huge audience of his there. And it only be for the better.

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    • Since I have wandered on to this thread mistakenly let me put my two cents and if I have read correctly TOH will have British adversary as its main conflict / backdrop even with all the song and dance extravaganza. It is likely to find favors with the Chinese in view of current geopolitical scenarios and how Chinese are currently engaged in resisting the American/ Western clutches to their global aspirations.

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  70. $100 M in 21 days in China for SeSu possible today?

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  71. No drop even today.Throughout the weekdays there was no drop and today there wld be a little growth from yesterday.4th weekend wld be close to 10M$.

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  72. Earth shattering 12M$ 4th weekend prediction by Maoyan.Their LT prediction is now 118M$.

    3.05M$,4.87M$ and 4.14M$ prediction for coming Fri,Sat and Sun.

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    • 115+ M$ LT it will do. WW gross will be 850+ cr.

      SS has smashed it in China. Btw, Salman the genius has realized that TZH is a goldmine in China due to pro-Paki sentiments of China! 😜

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  76. SS has made 21+ M$ in its third week. According to predictions it may add another 15 M$ in fourth week. I think it is foolish of the distributors to not apply for extension after 30 days. It can easily add another 10-15 M$ in its second month even with local competition from Chinese new year.

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  77. SS has crossed 800 cr WW gross today – Only second bollywood film to do so after Dangal.

    While TZH is still limping towards PK’s 340 cr gross, SS has beaten PK’s WW gross of 790 cr.

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  78. I m hearing weather in China is very bad from yesterday.
    That is y it did 2.56M$ yesterday and today it wld hardly do 3.5M$.Weekend wld be hardly 9M$.Now LT wld be max.115M$.It cld have had collected 125-130M$ if Weather was better.

    Chilling weather has cost SS atleast 10M$ if not more.I m not only talking abt this weekend.Everyday night shows r hardly collecting plus even during second weekend weather was very bad.

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  79. It has hit 685cr in China which means 817cr WW.Tommorow it will hit 700cr just from China.
    I think it wld add 50-55cr after today which means around 740cr from China and 875cr WW.

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  80. It might have had done 60-90cr more if weather wld have been better.In that case there was a little chance of it doing 1000cr with release in some other countries.It now has only 7 more days in China.LT wld be around 115M$.125-135cr is too much to ask from remaining countries now.

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  81. http://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/aamir-khan-china-dangal-secret-superstar.html

    A good analytical article in The Week, the magazine from the Malayala Manorama group in Kerala. It talks about the situation in China with reference to audience expectations, the huge size of the audience, the sort of films that could follow up from India post success of Dangal and SS. There is mention of a successful Chinese film Wolf Warrior 2. A good read about, Chinese politics, society and an Indian film actor who has managed to touch base in China. Plus what Bollywood can do.

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    • @LS – The writer has got it right that Chinese movie industry has been in the dumps for a while and that it is slice-of-life films from India (or Aamir Khan) has found flavor with Chinese films. So far.

      But this Aamir phenomenon is not propaganda free. The Chinese govt has supported SS thoroughly. They may not do so for every other film from India. I am not sure if they will allow simultaneous release for TOH.

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      • I agree. I am wary about Chinese authorities. Not every Aamir film or Aamir film will get a free pass. I am quite doubtful about TOH working in China beyond his new fan base there.

        Anyway here is a report from another Indian in China, this time, for the Hindu newspaper. The writer terms Aamir’s recent winning ways, a charm offensive or charm attack. Ha ha. 😊 But the fact is — it is Aamir’s thoughtful choice of films that has paid off. Aamir has connected to the audience there. Have to give him credit .

        http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/uncle-aamirs-charm-offensive-on-millennials/article22716336.ece

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        • Edit ( Satyam — can we have an edit button, please) :

          Not every Aamir film or Indian film can have a free pass in China.

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        • Wolf Warrior 2 is a good film in its genre. The politics may be dubious and not to everyone’s taste. It is similar to Rambo filmed in a Michael Bay kind of deal. But is a well made action film with the pacing, action scenes and stunts at good levels. I found it fun and worth the ride. It made nearly $900m and from reports the third part is going to go even much higher.

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  82. Secret Superstar has created history in China with no.1 finish for 3 weekends while Dangal was no.1 for 2 weekends in China.

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  83. Jeevcy it is not getting any extension.Run is ending this Saturday with it being no.1 for 23 days after inc.tommorow and Tuesday as Monkey King is releasing on Wednesday.

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  84. what is the hurry or even the need to close this thread??? there are many old threads still open – so let this be open ….

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    • A thread is closed because commentators are encouraged to use new box office thread…even though activity will decline in this thread, but it will remain open. It will be pushed out of main page; commentators need to search and put comments.

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  85. I think this thread can be used by the time Bajrangi opens on 2.3 in China which is hardly 18 days away there are previews of Bajrangi on 25th and SS still has 5 more days after today.It is looking like around 2M$ today.A very good hold.I hope it makes 25 sets of 2M$+days.This is 25th day.

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    • Yes, we will definitely comment in this thread when Lolita Khan takes on China … or when Zero Khan goes to Zambania!

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      • BB will be interesting. Best content Salman’s movie has had till date. Make or break for him. Aamir had to impress with few movies to Chinese audiences before Dangal happened. BB needs to at least impress the audience there. Aamir has laid a base for him to exploit. People aren’t going to simply ignore a Bollywood movie now. So people will turn up, but I guess not in big numbers. If WOM is good this may do a good 20-25m plus run.

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      • As per BOI, Zero should break all records in China including Dangal, due to the lead’s body structure in that movie – which should make the Chinese feel as one of them

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  86. SS has done 700+ cr from China. This will remain THE box office story of 2018 unless TOH or another biggie does 500 cr nett in India.

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  88. ‘BOI has kept mum and not reported $100 m milestone. Anyone else noticed BOI’s silence on this topic?’

    Yes. I am noticing it. They are avoiding it. And then they will come up with some silly commentary.

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  89. Tuesday is almost same as Monday. This is amazing trending in 4th week.

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  90. Secret Superstar is earth shattering in China.4th Tuesday is bigger than 4th and 3rd monday.This is increadible.Tommorow there wld be a growth due to Valentine’s day as per maoyan.After including today it wld be around 113.5M$ as it has already added more than 5M$ from Mon+Tuesday.It wld end around 119M$ in China.This means 30M$ share for Aamir from China.No one believed when there was news of 30M$ MG just that deal didn’t materialised.No problem as Aamir wld get the same amount.Distributers were right as it wld end up close to 120M$.In 3rd and 4th week it showed increadible legs.Tommorow it wld be no.2 or 3 as Monkey King is having previews tommorow.

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  91. BOI has kept mum and not reported $100 m milestone. Anyone else noticed BOI’s silence on this topic?

    We all are noticing and knew this wld happen.
    We are still to recieve a report on Dangal 2000cr WW gross as well.

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    • BOI commentary doesn’t have any credibility. Numbers may be do but they don’t have a perfect history there either. I never understood why they are anti against certain actors unless they are funded to do so.

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  92. It wld end close to 119M$ in China which means 762+132=894cr WW gross after China run.It might touch Shortfall of 1M$ or so if happens can be make up in other countries.It wld cross 900cr WW.It wld end up 42M$ ahead of Bajrangi which looks a tall order for BB.

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  93. 23 out of 26 days, Secret Superstar has topped the Chinese box office and only ONE day in India! 736 CR from China alone – has to count as a bigger success than Dangal in China, given the budget and screen presence of Aamir. Plus it’s not just a front loaded success as it’s trended strongly. Dangal’s special being the FIRST real success of huge magnitude but no one could have put hand on heart and expected $120mm or thereabouts for Secret Superstar.

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  94. The next Chinese juggernaut is not far behind !

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    • aamirsaurabh Says:

      Livewire i know u don’t know anything abt China.Don’t go by this bullshitIt is not India.Screen reporting is not done in China plus showcount is not predecided as it is changed till last moment depending upon various factors most important of them which is advance.Bajrangi’s advance is lukewarm to say the least infact it’s outright disastrous.SS had 5k$ advance just after 1 day of advance opening while for Bajrangi it is less than 200$ after 7 days of advance.Plus biggest of their releases inc. Monster Hunt2 wld be running in their 3rd week and wld take most of the showcount.If status advance remains like this it is unlikely to get many shows.

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      • Livewire book some tickets dude. All this hard work laid down by Aamir will be messed up by Salman’s ‘best’ film.

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        • aamirsaurabh Says:

          Even those 46 tickets sold so far seems to be from some fanclub or so as it went from 0-18 5days back and then from 18-46 3 days back.From last 3 days it is standstill at 46.Previews are on 25th and advance speed after that wld give us a clear idea of where it is heading but i don’t see a total like 15-20M$ as of now.

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    • Why only 70 screens in Russia for TZH when 8000 screens in China for BB?

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  95. For Salman fans , something even they didn’t know Lol https://twitter.com/samidsiddiqi91/status/963466154135048192

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  96. lol good one !

    Meanwhile in real world even after all the scheming,planning, prodding and diwali fireworks the results are not what one expected –

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  97. This is SS thread in China.
    You can post in BO thread about Salman in China and no one will object because everyone there loves Salman.
    Or wait for dedicated BB thread in China.

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  98. http://deadline.com/2018/02/aamir-khan-secret-superstar-100-million-china-box-office-bajrangi-bhaijaan-prospects-salman-khan-bollywood-1202284314

    China and India have had their differences historically over border disputes and it’s wondered if overall box office success can influence India’s soft power in the PROC. USC professor Stanley Rosen who specializes in China says, “Aamir Khan’s popularity in China is subject to the same constraints as the South Korean actors discovered when China wanted to punish South Korea over the THAAD missile issue. If the border boundary dispute heats up, the Chinese government will not approve any Indian films for China. Politics will always come first and the import of films is a carrot China is offering to India. But it can be withdrawn at any time, depending on the overall relationship. Aamir Khan’s popularity is useful for both countries but it cannot override the larger issues in the relationship.”

    Still, the Chinese government also likes when a revenue share film from elsewhere makes hay, says Rosen, as it breaks through the Hollywood monopoly.

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  99. Around 3 M$ coming in today, day 27th.

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    • aamirsaurabh Says:

      Marcus it is doing close to 3.2M$ today.I m hearing it has got an extension till 26th though i m not sure as Gavin has said this.Lets see there is a chance it can top 900cr WW though it is unlikely to add anything after tommorow.

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  100. aamirsaurabh Says:

    Secret Superstar is now at no.67 on all time list of highest grossers in China.It wld go a couple of places higher tommorow.750cr crossed as well.8-9cr may come tommorow.27 consecutive sets of 2M$+ happened and tommorow it wld fall below 2M$. Friday and Saturday prediction is 0.03M$ each.Showcount for both days wld be under 200.It may get some more shows on weekdays but it wld hardly matter.It wldn’t collect anything after tommorow unless it gets a month extension as it may gain shows from 23rd.I think it wld get to around 118.5M$ till tommorow.1.5M$ more wld be needed after tommorow to get to 900cr i think.

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  101. 117 M$ done. That is 750 cr from China; and the job is more than done. Does not matter if it collects nothing after tomorrow, extension or no extension.

    Over to Lolita Khan now.

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  102. Sallu’s BB is going to bomb big time in China….and to quote “Karma” ‘s dialogue – “Is thappad ki Gunj…” sallu ko bahut der tak sunayi dengi :-)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4KQpRhk9AE

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    • You never know. After preview on 25 th, the Bajrangi Bhaijaan could connect with the Chinese audience. Wish BB well.

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      • I am just neutral. I dont care. Salman has already destroyed bollywood cinema by his starpower by getting Eid to Christmas for all for his crappy films. People lost taste for different movies because they wait for his potboilers. Happy that Padmaavat and other films like GA are surviving and making some money. And Akshay Kumar is also giving some fight against the entrenchment of big starpower.

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      • even if BB is loved by Chinese, it will be because of Harshali and not Salman. Here a 5 year debut girl overshadowed a 50 year old superstar

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  103. China Box Office: Secret Superstar collects USD 3.20 million on Day 27; nears Rs. 750 cr
    By Bollywood Hungama News Network, Feb 15, 2018 – 10:41 am IST
    The Aamir Khan starrer Secret Superstar still continues to run in China. Released a while back the Advait Chandan directorial has been ruling the box office across the border maintaining its hold at the box office. Despite a staggered release Secret Superstar has managed to overcome newer releases hitting screens in the subsequent weeks dominating the Chinese market.

    #Secret SuperstarChina Box Office: Secret Superstar collects USD 3.20 million on Day 27; nears Rs. 750 cr

    Now on its 27th day running Secret Superstar has drawn in a further USD 3.20 million [Rs. 20.46 cr] in China, taking its total collections within this market to a staggering USD 116.83 million [Rs. 747.41 cr]. Interestingly, the business of Secret Superstar which had surpassed the daily collections of Aamir Khan’s previous release Dangal in its first week, dipped in week two. However, the collections of the film on Day 27 in China that are pegged at USD 3.20 million [Rs. 20.46 cr] are comparatively higher than Dangal that had collected USD 1.76 million [Rs. 11.34 cr].

    Though the collections of Secret Superstar on Day 27 are higher than the collections of Dangal on its 27th day, the total box office collections of the latter that managed to draw in USD 161.09 million [Rs. 1030.57 cr] are far ahead of Secret Superstar’s business that has collected USD 116.83 million [Rs. 747.41 cr] till date.

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  104. Day 28 – SS is back to #1 spot. It will cross 118 M$ today (750+ cr) from China. Great way to sign off from China.

    Dont think BB has much chance here. Will be more interested to see how ToH does in this market.

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  105. I informed here yesterday that SS wld be in China till 26th but that was an unconfirmed news but Gavin today has confirmed it is true.Weekend prediction is 0.07M$ only.She is saying it can get a full extension till 18th Mardepending in how it performs on weekdays but it is highly unlikely.Today only half of shows were running which costed 1M$ today to SS.

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  106. Dangal is making big news in Japan.Looks like an easy ATG from India there.

    https://twitter.com/Aamir_dangal?lang=en

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  107. By Koimoi.com Team -February 16, 2018

    Aamir Khan’s Secret Superstar has crossed the 750 crore mark in China and with this he has become the only actor to achieve the benchmark. Post the Dangal phenomena, Aamir Khan’s Secret Superstar has cemented his position in this market for a long time now.

    Over the years Aamir Khan has been synonymous with good cinema. While the actor has broken records with some of the biggest budget films like Ghajini, 3 idiots, PK, Dangal. It is his smallest project Secret Superstar that has made the most impact.

    With screen time of nearly 20 minutes, Aamir Khan’s Secret Superstar has gone ahead to break records internationally.

    Made on a modest budget of 25 crores, Secret Superstar has minted over 750 crores in China. The movie currently stands at the grand total of USD $ 117.61 million [750.69 crores].

    The film has surpassed Aamir’s previous blockbuster Dangal in terms of the opening day collection. Secret Superstar earned a sum of 174 crores in its opening weekend breaking records at the box office.

    Despite the small budget and limited run at the Indian box office, Secret Superstar is the third highest film only after Baahubali: The Conclusion and Dangal.

    Aamir Khan is also the only actor to have three films in the 750 crore club with PK, Dangal and Secret Superstar. The actor also dominated the all-time Top-10 highest grossing films with Dhoom 3, PK, Dangal and Secret Superstar.

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  108. On day 29, SS is running on 50-60 screens while Monster Hunt 2 is going to make 100+ M$ in a single day. The extension is not going to help SS.

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  109. A Party For The Success Of Secret Superstar!
    The actor’s team have been demanding a success party for the bumper success of their recent outing over sometime.
    By Koimoi.com Team -February 16, 2018

    Aamir Khan is set to have an intimate celebration along with the entire cast and crew of Secret Superstar on 21st of February to mark the humongous success of Secret Superstar.

    Aamir who is currently busy shooting for Thugs of Hindostan takes off time from his busy schedule to celebrate the success of the film with his team. The film is a fictional story set between 1790 and 1805, about a gang of robbers that poses a serious challenge to the British Empire in India.

    After the humongous success of his films like 3 Idiots, PK and Dangal. Aamir’s latest release Secret Superstar is also receiving tremendous response from across the globe.

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  110. The most amazing aspect about this month long 117+ M$ run of SS in China is that there has been not a single article from Rob Cain @ Forbes!

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  111. Footfalls of movies in China.SS almost 2.5cr in China.Around 4Lacs footfalls after the expiry of license for Dangal.Dangal’s final footfalls were 4.35cr in China.

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  112. Monster Hunt2 has an average WOM.Detective Chinatown having great WOM is catching up with MH2 and shld beat it tommorow.Operation red sea is having an extraordinary WOM as well plus Bonnie bear is there as well with great WOM.Very bad signs now for Bajrangi.Add to this Black Panther is there as well which wld release one week after Bajrangi.Bajrangi shld wrap under 10M$.

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  113. aamirsaurabh Says:

    May be.But after Dangal and SS now there is a visibility for non-Aamir Indian movies in China which was not there earlier.If it wld have released before Dangal it wld have hardly done 1M$ but situation is a bit different now.Final advance and Opening day wld give a clear idea but 10M$ is not truely ruled out.

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  114. As expected, SS got wiped out this weekend. WW total around 890 cr gross.

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  115. Secret Superstar Box Office collection: Aamir Khan strikes ‘Humongous’ blow

    Released in October 2017, Aamir Khan, Zaira Wasim starrer, Secret Superstar may not have received the kind of response they were hoping for at box office in India, but in China, the movie has wreaked havoc at the China box office and made mincemeat of the competition. But the unbeatable run at the Chinese box office has now come to end. This Aamir Khan movie has earned more than Rs 700 crore in China in a month’s time. In fact, by Day 31 of the movie’s release in China, Secret Superstar had earned $117.66 million which is around Rs. 759.49 crore. On Day 31, the Aamir Khan starrer minted only $0.04 million or Rs. 0.25 crore. It was on Day 28 when Secret Superstar crossed the huge figure of Rs 750 crore in China.

    With a flurry of Chinese movies and Holywood movies hitting the Chinese screens, the movie’s success at the box office is finally slowing down. However, with less than a crore to go, the movie may just end up earning a round figure of Rs 760 crore. According to Bollywood Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh, the movie has earned a huge amount. These figures are till date February 18. Taran Adarsh wrote: “#SecretSuperstar packs a HUMONGOUS TOTAL in 31 days in China… Total till 18 Feb 2018: $ 117.66 mn [₹ 759.92 cr]… REMARKABLE!” on Twitter.

    Along with Aamir Khan, Secret Superstar stars Dangal star Zaira Wasim can be in the lead role. Wasim plays the role of Insia a young girl who wishes to be a singer. Insia fights all odds to become a famous singer. Aamir Khan plays the role of a fading singer Shakti Kumar. It is Aamir’s character that helps Insia make her dream come true. The film also deals with sensitive topics like domestic violence. With massive success at the Chinese box office, Secret Superstar is Aamir Khan’s second big hit after 2016 superhit movie Dangal. Till date, Dangal has claimed the top spot as the highest-grossing Indian film in China and made over Rs. 1,200 crore.

    http://www.financialexpress.com/entertainment/secret-superstar-box-office-collection-aamir-khan-strikes-humongous-blow/1071616/

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  116. What does that mean?
    TOH the same day?
    Or other films? Think TZP or RDB (if it comes through censorship) or LAGAAN or Sarfarosh would be good films for China ….

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    • I think they should gun for a TZP release asap. And if TOH runs successfully in China, they can then push for Lagaan and RDB as they all share the anti-British sentiments.

      Sarfarosh will probably not get release permit from Chinese govt as it is a blatantly anti-Paki film (opposite of BB).

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  117. She is referring to TOH most probably.I m hearing it may release in Dec.

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  118. Satyam/Munna can we please have this thread on main page while Bajrangi is running?

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    • It is quickly accessible in Jubilees..

      I have updated to be visible on main page…doesn’t make sense to push it to top…

      If it keeps on doing well then probably a new thread.

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  119. jayshah Says:

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  120. Day 4 – BB approx $1.8mm

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  121. jayshah Says:

    Bajrangi Bhaijaan Monday Box Office Collection in China

    https://www.bollyarena.net/bajrangi-bhaijaan-monday-box-office-collection-in-china/

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  122. sanjana Says:

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  123. sanjana Says:

    Bajrangi Bhaijaan Good Hold in China On Tuesday
    Wednesday 07 March 12.00 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Bajrangi Bhaijaan had another good day in China as it collected a little more than Monday and has a total so far of $12.10 million in five days.

    The film should cross $15 million in the first week and then its about how it can hold with two strong holdover local films and Black Panther.

    Tuesday

    Collection – $1,820,000

    Screenings – 27,834

    Footfalls – 375,313

    Total

    Collection – $10,210,000

    Screenings – 92,243

    Footfalls – 2,451,105

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  124. IdeaUnique Says:

    Ironically, Aamir’s films’ BO record now makes India as his 2nd market – max. money comes from China 🙂 out of 850 cr WW – 750 cr came from China!!! Similar ratio for Dangal too…

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  125. aamirsaurabh Says:

    Bajrangi prediction has now been reduced to 37.5M$(from 52M$ yesterday).Don’t know what happened today as today’s pred has been crossed.I think they were earlier giving pred based on very high maoyan rating but it didn’t performed at insane level considering it’s super high rating.Plus may be BP’s early feedback might be very good plus one more new release might also be getting good feedback.After all this they might have reviewed.With such ratings movies set the BO on fire but Bajrangi has not yet hit top 3 anyday leave alone topping the BO.

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    • There is some talk that BP might not do great (but just OK) due to concerns about chinese audience being racist against all-black cating. Lets see.

      BB needs roughly 40M $ from China to over SS ww gross of 890 cr.

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      • aamirsaurabh Says:

        No BP wld do more than 100M$ at the very minimum.All this racist talk is bullshit.Ofcourse there wld be some perventage thinking all this like we have everywhere.

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  126. Livewire Says:

    As a debut this one is admirable….all set for strike 2 –

    SultanOfBollywood @TheDevilShahbaz
    Mar 6 aamir debut lifetime 2.5 million 💸 n Salman khan debut #BajrangiBhaijaanInChina still counting 12.05 million 💸 yess the biggest debut ever for an indian actor

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    • You’ve given idiocy a new identity

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    • Without killing your hopes, a lot of this success is down to visibility of Aamir Khan’s films in China. Without the success of 3 Idiots, PK, Dangal and SS India had very little to shout about.

      BB is Salman’s best bet and it’s a huge success. But try to understand why before comparing it debut vs. debut. Even your beloved BOI (the one you quote as truth so often) has exposed the BB marketing campaign.

      Alas I don’t expect you to get it or be grateful to anyone except Salman Khan.

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  127. Livewire Says:

    After starting well she had a shot for top league but got lost in the crowd trying to do meaningful stuff too soon….Needs more of these to swing back –

    March 6, 2018
    Shraddha Kapoor’s New Look For Prabhas’ Saaho Leaked!

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  128. Livewire Says:

    oops wrong thread !

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  129. sanjana Says:

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    • IdeaUnique Says:

      Interestingly Dangal, SS, BB – all had a small girl as one of the main protagonists – so is it the female-centric themes which are doing well? Aamir factor is understood – so the real test will be any other theme-based bw film releasing there….TOH will be a good case-study. Hindi Medium will be a disaster there.

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      • sanjana Says:

        In case of Dangal and SS, it has aamir factor from 3 Idiots and PK which worked well.
        With BB, I am not so sure. If Sultan is released then we will come to know.
        Hindi Medium has also a little girl and an international star in Irrfan.

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        • I think there may be some truth about Aamir’s claim that emotional chord of Chinese audience is similar to Indians. BB seems to have made some emotional connect given how it is performing in the week days.

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      • Hindi Medium can strike a chord…China will be having similar schooling problems i would think…

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  130. Aamir is not the first actor to breakthrough in China. Adult actor Shakeela has been popular there. Now a biopic on her starring Richa Chadda
    https://in.yahoo.com/style/richa-chadha-star-biopic-adult-101429930.html

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  131. jayshah Says:

    Bajrangi Bhaijaan records it’s biggest day on day 7 ~ $4mm and goes past 100 CR in China.

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  132. aamirsaurabh Says:

    LT prediction as of now is 42M$ by Maoyan which is pretty underwhelming.Movies getting 9.7 rating break out after first or second day.Coco had around 1.7M$ opening day which is similar to or a bit more than Bajrangi’s real value opening (considering OD was holiday for Bajrangi) with 9.6 rating just broke out after day 1 and ended with 187M$ LT.Unique case of Bajrangi is mostly due to it’s practically zero face value in China and it got even here mostly due to the visibility for Indian movies now created by Aamir movies.

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  133. What is today’s collection for BB?

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  134. It seems WOM is bad for BP in China.Maoyan rating started at 7.7 and is currently at 8.1 which is pretty bad.Bajrangi wld gain due to this and can get to 50M$ now in China.Anything less than 8.5 is pretty bad and 8.8-9 is around average.

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  135. So BB is doing as well as DANGAL? The problem is with the face..Salman’s face…maybe it’s not Chinese enough for the Chinese…

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  136. Aamir’s mother’s photo when she was young from another thread. Aamir got his looks from her. She is very pretty in that photo.

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  137. Fatima Sana Shaikh calls Aamir Khan ‘tauji’ on his 53rd birthday; shares an old picture with her brother

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  139. BREAKING NEWS: Bajrangi Bhaijaan beats Bahubaali 2 – The Conclusion and Dangal World Wide Gross

    Beijing, AP News, 01 April 2018 – Buoyed by a strong seventh weekend in China, Bajrangi Bhaijaan grossed past Dangal’s 2200 cr. Salman has replaced Aamir as the biggest star in Middle Kingdom. Shows were dramatically increased over the seventh weekend for this Salman starrer.

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