Salman Khan’s film Bajrangi Bhaijaan, over two years after releasing in India, got off to a flying start in China by raking in USD $ 2.24 million on its first day.
Bajrangi Bhaijaan is about a man who reunites a Pakistani girl lost in India with his family by crossing the tense border between two hostile countries.
The movie — Salman’s first ever to release in China where Aamir Khan’s entertainers are the biggest Bollywood attractions — released here on Friday.
According to Chinese box office, Bajrangi Bhaijaan has beaten the first day collections of Aamir Khan’s Dangal in China. However, it fell well short of Aamir’s last release in China, Secret Superstar.
Bajrangi Bhaijaan witnessed a tremendous growth on its day 2 at the China box office. This Salman Khan starrer has collected USD $ 3.11 million and now stands at the grand total of USD $ 5.36 million (34.97 crores) in China. This has proved how films having emotional content are a hot sell in Chinese market.
This surely will encourage many makers to go and explore this market which has been grandly inaugurated by Aamir Khan and has now been followed by Salman Khan.
“India has always been about style, the story reveals the human nature of the true good, the world peace. Worth promoting,” Lareina Yang, a user, wrote on Chinese ticketing website Maoyan.