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'Dangal' becomes China's biggest non-Hollywood foreign film

Associated Press logo Associated Press 5/23/2017

BEIJING (AP) — The Aamir Khan film "Dangal," about an Indian man training his daughters to become wrestlers, has become China's biggest-grossing non-Hollywood foreign movie.

The Indian film, whose name translates as "Let's Wrestle, Dad," was released in China on May 5. By Tuesday, it had pulled in 806 million yuan ($117 million) in mainland China, according to data from EntGroup, a leading entertainment consultancy.

The previous top-performing non-Hollywood foreign film was 2016's "Your Name," a Japanese fantasy drama. It made 577 million yuan ($84 million) at the Chinese box office.

Actor and producer Khan had already built up a following in China following the success of his previous films, "3 Idiots" and "PK."

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