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Aamir Khan’s Christmas Encounters At The Box Office

The Christmas week has been a happy week for Aamir Khan for almost a decade now. Many firsts and records have been set by films releasing in this week

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December 21, 2016 | 02:12 PM

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  • Ghajini (2008) broke the record of the highest first-day collections, held at that time by Singh Is Kinng, by almost Rs 2 cr. Ghajini also went on to become the first film to enter the now famous Rs. 100 cr. club.
  • 3 Idiots (2009) broke Ghajini’s first-day record by Rs. 4 cr. a year later. It also became the first Hindi film to cross Rs. 200 cr. at the domestic box office.
  • After three years of no records and no Aamir Khan on Christmas, Dhoom 3 (2013) broke the record of the highest first-day, and went on to become the first Hindi film to cross a domestic business of Rs. 250 cr. nett.
  • PK (2014) became the highest lifetime grosser at the domestic box office, overtaking Dhoom 3 by more than Rs. 75 cr. It also became the first Hindi film to cross Rs. 300 cr. nett at the domestic box office.

Dangal, releasing this Friday, chases PK’s lifetime business record, which is still intact two years later. Aamir Khan has improved upon his Christmas performance with every release. Will Dangal continue that trend?