Bollywood movies enjoy huge popularity not only in India but abroad as well. There are countries where Bollywood films are so popular that the theatres in those countries are solely dependent on the release of Bollywood films to earn revenue. The popularity of Hindi films broad can be largely attributed to two things, the content (which also has songs & dance sequences) and the stars.
Bollywood stars are amongst the most followed celebrities on the planet and some of them enjoy a fan following even more than their Hollywood counterparts. Almost every decade has produced an actor or actors who have gone on to become the heartthrobs of different nations. Stars like Mithun Chakraborty and Raj Kapoor are adored in Russia while Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra are loved in Afghanistan and other Central Asian countries. China has emerged as a big market for Indian films and every year we see Indian films breaking records in China.
Here are the highest-grossing opening weekend Bollywood movies in China:
Dhoom 3: The Aamir Khan led action-thriller collected 8.11 Crores in its opening weekend in China.
PK: The Aamir Khan-Anushka Sharma starrer comedy film opened on a great note and earned 36.25 Crores in its opening weekend in China.
Bajrangi Bhaijaan: The Salman Khan-Kareena Kapoor starrer drama earned 55 Crores in its opening weekend in China.
Dangal: The Aamir Khan starrer which was a biopic based on real-life wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat, became the highest grossing Bollywood film in China and it earned 80 Crores in its opening weekend.
Hindi Medium: The Irrfan Khan-Saba Qamar starrer became a sleeper hit in India and is on its way to becoming a blockbuster in China. It collected 138 Crores in its opening weekend.
Secret Superstar: The Zaira Wasim-Aamir Khan starrer became a blockbuster hit in China and it earned 173 Crores in its opening weekend.