One of the most awaited films of 2016, Aamir Khan Dangal is all set to hit the screens on 23 December.
The film will enjoy a Christmas weekend. Though Christmas will fall on Sunday which means it will not get an extra holiday. But this period has always proved beneficiary for Bollywood and considered as the best release period.
Aamir Khan’s Dangal will also get three open weeks just like PK. There were two films scheduled to release on 6 January 2017. One was Vidya Balan starrer Begum Jaan and other was Commando 2. Both of them now have been postponed to avoid Dangal impact at the box office. Even though it will be in its third week but the other producers are not taking any risk.
Thus Dangal will get a solo run until 13th January when Aditya Roy Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor starrer OK Jaanu will release. The free run will help Dangal to maintain the number of screens. If the word of mouth is excellent (like PK), then it has a solid chance to go past 300 crore or even higher.
The competition from other films impacts collections even though if word of mouth is solid as new releases take a good number of screens away.