Aamir's first release in 2 yrs after pk- Mnik was Shahrukh's first film since Rab ne.
Universally appreciated trailer- For Aamir it's trailer but for Shahrukh Trailer + Top actress+ Good director+ Television promotions
all time highest ticket prices- This i'm hearing for the first time. I'm happy even with high prices people gave money to watch Aamir Khan Film.
19th Dec is not christmas period or around. It's one week prior....
Aamir was bashed for his intolerance comment. Many started Boycott Dangal Campaign
Demonetization never faded until feb in rural places.
In short Aamir is more popular so people are ready to pay high ticket price and also curiosity factor for Aamir is more than Shahrukh.
Good to hear that........