'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' collects $7.94 mn in China in second weekend

Bajrangi Bhaijaan China collection

Bajrangi Bhaijaan China collection

Salman Khan starrer "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" grossed 800 crore worldwide on the box office including domestic and global collections.

Two years after it first opened in India, the film released in China on 2 March this year, becoming Salman's first ever movie to hit the screens in the market - where Aamir Khan's entertainers are the biggest Hindi film attractions. Aamir Khan's "Dangal" and "PK" also fared well at the box office.

The film was released in 2015 and won several awards that year. The collection on its second Saturday is higher than its first Saturday and Sunday.

Bajrangi Bhaijaan's plotline revolves around an Indian man - Pawan Chaturvedi aka Bajrangi - played by Salman Khan and his quest to find the parents of a young Pakistani girl - Munni - played by Harshali Malhotra, who was separated from her mother on their trip to India. Speaking of the astounding success of yet another Bollywood film at the China box office, Mr Adarsh wrote on Twitter, " Bajrangi Bhaijaan shows exceptional trending in China. Bajrangi became highest grossing Indian film of all time domestically which is a record now held by Baahubali: The Conclusion. "We are delighted with the unstoppable run the film is enjoying and how the Chinese audiences have embraced the cross-border friendship story, its emotions, the direction and our much-loved superstar Salman Khan".

Recognizing the significant market opportunity in China, Eros and director Kabir Khan had earlier announced coming together for a travel drama, The Zookeeper (working title) which will be shot in Hindi and Mandarin languages. The company also owns the rapidly growing OTT platform Eros Now.