'Andhadhun' set to cross Rs. 300cr at China's box office
Months after its release, Sriram Raghavan's black comedy crime thriller Andhadhun continues to soar. Regarded as one of the best Bollywood films of 2018, the Ayushmann Khurrana and Tabu starrer grossed Rs. 280.70 cr ($40.43 million) till Saturday to become the fourth highest grossing Bollywood film in China. Read on to find out more details about the film's success.
'Andhadhun' colleced over Rs. 100cr in first week in China
Andhadhun, which released in China earlier this month, had collected over Rs. 100cr within the first week. It is expected to surpass Shazam (Rs. 298cr), released in the same week, the lifetime business of Bajrangi Bhaijaan (Rs. 295cr) and hopefully cross the Rs. 300cr mark soon. In India, Andhadhun surpassed PadMan and Raazi to become the ninth highest-grossing Bollywood film of 2018.
'Andhadhun' set to surpass 'Shazam', 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' in China
#AndhaDhun continues its heroic run in #China...— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 21, 2019
⭐️ Crosses $ 40 million
⭐️ Will cross the total of #Hollywood biggie #Shazam [released in same week]
⭐️ Will challenge *lifetime biz* of #BajrangiBhaijaan in #China
Total till [Sat] 20 April 2019: $ 40.43 million [₹ 280.70 cr].
Khurrana 'thrilled' with the fabulous response
Khurrana told PTI, "I'm thrilled with the fabulous response that 'Andhadhun' has received first in India and now in China. Doing Rs. 200cr in the neighboring nation bolsters my belief that universal stories will always have a bigger reach." Meanwhile, Viacom 18 COO Ajit Andhare said, "We are doing everything with our partners Tang Media to ensure it continues to score at Chinese box office."
'Andhadhun' has passed the true test for cinema: Khurrana
"Sriram Raghavan has given the world a thriller that is keeping everyone on the edge of their seats and where the language is not a barrier. Thus, Andhadhun has passed the true test for cinema, given its universal appeal," Khurrana said.