2016 was a great year for Bollywood sports movies, or more specifically, for sports biopics.
As many as five such films hit the theaters, of which two went on to become mammoth successes, recording over Rs 3 billion ($44 million) each in box office collections.
But the year’s first Rs 5 billion grosser ($73.4 million) might just be around the corner.
Superstar Aamir Khan’s Dangal which released during the Christmas weekend has already collected Rs 4 billion ($58.7 million) in domestic and worldwide box office.
Currently, it trails only Salman Khan’s Sultan in India collections, but is likely to surpass the film in the next few days, given the free run it is enjoying in the theaters in the absence of any other major release. Read more…