Taran Adarsh tweeted a definitive history of Aamir Khan's box office numbers:
Meanwhile, an overwhelmed Aamir Khan thanked fans and cine-goers in a statement. "I am absolutely overwhelmed with all the love that Dangal has got. It is one of the most passionate responses I have ever received. I want to thank everyone for owning the film as their own. It's the biggest compliment a creative person can receive. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. And thank you Nitesh Tiwari (director)," Aamir said, reported news agency PTI.
In addition to Dangal, another wrestling film released in 2016 - Salman Khan's Sultan. Dangal, which received rave reviews, beat Sultan's highest single day collection record on the fourth day of its release, fetching Rs 42 crore.
In Dangal, Aamir Khan plays Mahavir Phogat, who trained his daughters Geeta and Babita in wrestling in the hope that they would fulfill his dream of winning a gold medal for India. Geeta Phogat won her first gold at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Babita won silver in the same event.
Watch the trailer of Aamir Khan's Dangal:
Dangal stars Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra as Geeta and Babita Phogat while television actress Sakshi Tanwar plays the role of their mother Daya Kaur. The film is jointly produced by Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao and Siddharth Roy Kapur.
(With PTI inputs)