Dangal set to beat Baahubali-2, grosses over Rs 1,500 crore worldwide

Dangal fans with a life-size cutout of Aamir Khan at a cinema theatre in China
Aamir Khan-starrerBaahubali: The Conclusion as the top worldwide grosser among Indian films. It is also the highest grosser at the overseas box office among Indian movies.

Guardians of the Galaxy-2 in China in the second week and continues to be at the top since then. 

#DANGAL earned est. ¥84.29 M [US $12.64 M/₹ 81.50 Crs] on Sunday - May 21st 11 PM CST! #China's total is now $113.46 M / ₹ 731.36 Crs]

— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) May 21, 2017

. @aamir_khan 's #Dangal @ the WW BO: May 21st '17#China - ₹ 731.36 Crs#Taiwan - ₹ 25.78 Crs

RoW - ₹ 744.50 Crs

Total - ₹ 1,501.64 Crs

— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) May 21, 2017

Before the China and Taiwan release, worldwide gross was around Rs 744 crore and Rs 387 crore net in India — excluding dubbed versions it was Rs 375 crore.

 
Baahubali 2. Image source: @DharmaMovies
Baahubali-2's worldwide collections stand at Rs 1,565 crore till Sunday and India collections stand at Rs 988 crore net, according to Ramesh Bala.

#Baahubali2 's 24 Days WW BO: #India:

Nett : ₹ 988 Cr

Gross : ₹ 1,275 Cr

Overseas:

Gross : ₹ 290 Cr

Total: ₹ 1,565 Crs

— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) May 22, 2017

WW BO:

Till May 21st, 2017#Baahubali2 - ₹ 1,565 Crs #Dangal - ₹ 1,501 Crs

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— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) May 22, 2017

However, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales", the fifth movie from the popular franchise, releases in China next Friday. 

It is also notable that Prabhas-starrer Baahubali's producer Shobhu Yarlagadda made clear on several occasions that he intends to release the film with a proper strategy this time in China, Japan, Taiwan, Latin American countries, among others.

Both the parts of Baahubali are being screened at the Cannes Film Festival. The first part's screening was on 20 May and the second part's screening is on 21 May. This is being seen as a marketing strategy by the film's team before its release in other countries.

.@BaahubaliMovie @mdf_cannes @Festival_Cannes Market! https://t.co/ayvibzUmHh

— Shobu Yarlagadda (@Shobu_) May 20, 2017

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