We are going with 315 crore as the lifetime collections of Aamir Khan’s Dangal. If a total in this range is achieved, it will be history in the making as it would be the first film to do so without a full national holiday. Dangal could also become the first film without a popular leading lady to cross the 300 crore mark.
Factors in favour of Dangal
Tax exemption in several states
3 open weeks before Ok Jaanu and nearly 5 open weeks before Raees and Kaabil
Extraordinary word-of-mouth, smaller centres have shown good growth too
The Aamir Khan brand will bring in more people to theatres
Strong appeal towards the family audience, key for major grossers
Outstanding first weekend
Christmas – New Year period is good for film business
Factors against Dangal
No major holidays.
Whether the film will get repeat-viewers will remain a big question.