The goodwill that Aamir Khan built with Dangal in China has firmly cemented his stardom in the country a fact given credence by the opening that Secret Superstar has taken at the Chinese box-office. The film has opened straight at no. 1 this Friday in China, with a mind-boggling gross of $6.79 million (Rs. 43.35 crore), and the credit for this goes to Aamir and Aamir alone, considering that the film had nop other popular name, wasn’t a big-budget venture like Dangal, and neither did Aamir promote it as extensively as Dangal.
Aamir’s name alone is enough now to being in the Chinese audience, and they came out in droves to embrace Secret Superstar, which beat all competition at the box-office, including every other Hollywood and indigenous Chinese movie. In fact, the day one collection of the film is higher than that that of Dangal, which is nothing short of sensational.
However, what must be remembered is that Aamir only has an extended cameo in Secret Superstar. So, how much would that affect the film’s performance in China going forward remains to be seen. But, there’s no denying that the actor’s stardom is at its peak in the country, and it wouldn’t be a stretch saying that he’s one of the top stars today at the Chinese box-office. Will Secret Superstar be able to match Dangal’s performance considering the smashing start it’s had? Let’s wait and watch.
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Disclaimer: Our box-office figures have been compiled from reliable sources and our own extensive research, and are indicative of the film’s performance in the trade. However, Movified doesn’t claim any legitimacy over the accuracy of the data, and cannot be held responsible for any discrepancy in the same.