Bollywood heartthrob Salman Khan's Bajrangi Bhaijaan, which released in over 8000, screens in China on Saturday, made a massive opening of Rs 14.61 crore. However, Secret Superstar had around 54,000 shows whereas Bajrangi Bhaijaan had 7,000 shows. This is Salman Khan's first film to be screened in the Communist country. In comparison, the footfalls for Aamir Khan's leggiest film Dangal, which had 30,364 shows on its opening day, were 5,49,939. He tweeted, "Salman Khan's first release in China - #BajrangiBhaijaan - commences its innings with HEALTHY numbers..."
In India, Eros released "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" across 4200 screens in India (the highest number of screens for a Hindi film at the time) and over 700 screens in the worldwide markets on 17th July 2015. It minted Rs 14.61 crores on March 2, beating the lifetime earnings of Aamir Khan's 3 Idiots in the country.
Both Dangal and Secret Superstar starring Aamir Khan, which narrated tales of ambitious young girls, were loaded with human emotions. "The start can be considered IMPRESSIVE since there were 5 new films, besides #BB, debuting in Top 10 charts.(sic)".
Salman Khan manages to create his magic even in China.
Salman is one of the biggest star in the world as Hindi films are watched around the globe hence his reputation must have preceded him in China as well as mega movie star. Secret Superstar was given double the number of shows than Dangal, and it reciprocated with a collection of approximately Rs 70 crore on its second day.
Directed by Kabir Khan, Bajrangi Bhaijaan also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan and Harshali Malhotra in key roles.
With the $2.24 million day-one gross, the total overseas revenue of Bajrangi Bhaijaan now stands at a whopping $31.24 (Rs 203.6 crore), making it the first film of Salman Khan to breach the $30 million mark from foreign markets.