It is no secret that China has come to love Bollywood almost as much as we have loved Chinese food over the years. While the cultural exchange between two countries sends across a message of harmony, on the business front China has warmed up to the idea of being another market for Bollywood exports and quite a profitable one at that. It is truly a win-win situation.
A result of this sweet win-win situation is the fact that Chinese box-office has raked in a serious sum of money for Indian movies, especially this year. Six Bollywood movies which were released in China this year has not disappointed the Chinese junta at all and have all made quite a splash in the Chinese market and that too from the on the first day itself.
Here are 6 Bollywood films that released in China in 2018 ranked according to their first day collections.
The Aamir Khan starrer saw unprecedented success in China and went on to be Bollywood’s highest grossing film in China ever. It opened to a collection of 40 crores.
Although the movie was loved and adored in India as well, nobody expected it to do so exceedingly well in Chinese markets, mostly due to the niche genre. However, the sun shows the day and film’s opening collection of 23 crores declared that the film is going to break a few records at the Chinese box-office!
Baahubali 2- 19 crore
Although India’s biggest film could not do as expected in China, but an opening of 19 crores surely wasn’t bad enough. Just that, we always have huge expectation from Baahubali!
Be it India or China, Bhai ka magic enthralls everyone. The proof is Bajrangi Bhaijaan’s roaring success in China. The film not only raked in 18 crores on its opening but also went on to do really impressive business thereafter.
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha
The latest Indian export to wow the Chinese masses, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is steadily inching towards the 50 crore mark. Honestly, we aren’t surprised given the film opened at almost 16 crores at the Chinese box-office.
This has been one of the most loved Indian films in China. The film on its opening day amassed almost 15 crores at the Chinese box-office and had a really successful run afterward as well.