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During the last couple of years, Chinese has come forth as a gigantic market for Bollywood movies. In comparison to hardly 8,000 screens in the domestic zone, the East Asian giant has an astounding 45,000 screens that guarantees wider release for Bollywood movies, therefore offering them sufficient scope to earn big on foreign land.
Whilst the majority of Bollywood movies released in China recently have performed extraordinarily well, there have been a few flicks, which made even higher numbers than what they performed on their home turf.
The Aamir Khan film Dangal is the major grossing Indian movie in China. The sports drama, helmed by Nitesh Tiwari, gathered Rs 1400 crore in India. Whilst the movie is the major Hindi grosser in the Indian zone, its lifetime earning here is just Rs 538.03 crore.
The disparity between the China and India BO numbers of Secret Superstar is obvious, to say the least. The Chinese earning of the Zaira Wasim-starrer is 10 times beyond that of Indian zone. Whilst the movie made Rs 81.28 crore in India market and it earned Rs 810 crore in the Red Dragon, consequently exceeding all the prospects.
AndhaDhun, which recently turned out to be the fourth major grosser Bollywood flick in China, has gathered Rs 246.43 crore there in its 16-day journey thus far. In the domestic zone, the movie could only earn Rs 95.63 crore. Yet, it is said to be a major hit in India.
The fifth major grosser Indian movie in the Chinese zone, Hindi Medium made an amazing Rs 226 crore. The Irrfan Khan-Sridevi film bagged praises in India too and made Rs 96.65 crore.
Hichki, which got rolled out in China as My Teacher With Hiccups, instantaneously became a hit. In its life span, it gathered Rs 148 crore in the East Asian country. In India, the Rani Mukerji-starrer made Rs 59.24 crore.