Due To Number Of Screens, China Is The Largest Overseas Market For Revenue
China is the biggest market for distributors. This country has a large number of screens compared to any country. For the good revenue of the film, China becomes a new and fresh market for Indian films. Producers are showing faith in China and releasing the film there. Few Bollywood films created a good business there. Few have done record breaking business there like Dangal, Bahubali, Hindi Medium etc.
Akshay Kumar’s Padman was the last release in China and has done a good business there. Some films were released after getting a big response in India.
Just take a look top 10 highest grossing Indian films, which made a high business in China.
- Secret Superstar – $27,180,510 (Rs 194.65 crores)
Cast: Zaira Wasim, Meher Vij, Amir Khan
Director: Advait Chandan
Zaira Wasim who was seen in blockbuster ‘Dangal’ made a lead in Secret Superstar. Amir Khan was the producer of the film and he has done a cameo in the film. The
2. Hindi Medium – $15,771,827 (112.94 crores)
Cast: Irrfan Khan, Saba Kamar
Director: Saket Chaudhry
This film was successful in India. The story was a take on India’s school system which was beautifully directed by Saket Chaudhry. It was the first film of Irrfan Khan which released in China. Irrfan Khan has done Hollywood films but the first time, his Hindi film released there.
3. Dangal – $12,512,356 (Rs 89.60 crores)
Cast: Amir Khan, Fatima Sana Sekh, Sanya Malhotra, Zaira Wasim, Sakshi Tanvar, Aparakshit Khurana
Director: Nitish Tiwari
Bollywood’s highest grossing film ‘Dangal’ was admired in China as well. Amir Khan got a
4. Toilet Ek Prem Katha – $9,096,164 (Rs 65.14 crores)
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Bhumi Pednekar
Director: Shree Narayan Singh
Take on the society where women don’t use toilets at own home and go outside of the house become a hit in China market. It was the first film of Akshay Kumar in China. This film was loved in India.
5. Bajrangi Bhaijaan – $8,503,621 (Rs 60.89 crores)
Cast: Salaman Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Nawazudden Siddqui
Director: Kabir Khan
6. Bahubali – The Conclusion – $7,684,706 (Rs 55.03 crores)
Cast: Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Tamanna,
Director: SS Rajamouli
It was the first south Indian film which released in China. Its dubbed Hindi version crossed 500 Cr mark in India. It was a
7. Pad Man – $5,200,000 (Rs 37.23 crores)
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Radhika Apte, Sonam Kapoor
Director: R Balki
Padman was the social cause film which showed beautifully the story about a man who makes sanitary pads for women for safety against mensuration problem. This film created a huge buzz in India with its story. It has done good business in China as well.
8. PK – $4,654,829 (Rs 33.33 crores)
Cast: Amir Khan, Anushka Sharma, Sushant Singh, Sanjay Dutt
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
Rajkumar Hirani’s film after blockbuster 3 Idiots was PK and it was also a blockbuster in the Indian market. Amir Khan played an Alien who fights with people’s religion-based issues. The Film showed a good business but failed to make an impact.
9. Hichki -$4,215,123 (Rs 30.18 crores)
Cast: Rani Mukherjee
Director: Siddharth P Malhotra
The story about a woman who starts her teaching job with Tourette Syndrome and became a most loved teacher in the school. This film was critically acclaimed.
10.Sultan – $2,986,346 (Rs 21.38 crores)
Cast: Salman Khan, Anushka Sharma, Amit Sadh, Randeep Hooda
Director: Ali Abbas Jafar
Sultan was the biggest hit of Salman Khan and it showed a very inspiring story of a Wrestler which was beautifully played by Salman Khan. China admired but the film didn’t do a good business.