After Dangal, Bahubali 2 and Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Secret Superstar is now the fourth Indian film to rake in more than Rs 900 crore theatrical revenue globally owing to its outstanding 10-day run in Hong Kong.
The popular movie was earlier screened in China and needless to say, it did a commendable job at the Chinese box office too.
Commenting on the massive success of the film in China, Aamir Khan had earlier stated, “Some of my films have released in China and I have realised their emotional ‘surr’ (tone) is very similar to ours. Indian stories touch their hearts. Because our cultures are similar, I feel when we watch their films too, we will like them.”
The earnings from preview screenings alone totaled HK$2.43 million (Rs 2.05 crore) and provided an impressive debut for the film at the box office chart. The movie, which opened in 93 locations in the East Asian nation, debuted at the fourth position on the opening day, only next to Steven Spielberg’s VR adventure Ready Player One, sci-fi thriller Pacific Rim: Uprising and Sony’s live-action/animated hybrid comedy Peter Rabbit. The film registered an excellent opening day gross of HK$348,635, followed by a solid day two and day three earnings of HK$521,208 and HK$983,705 respectively. While the film witnessed nearly 32 percent growth on day two, it drew a splendid 48 percent surge on its third day.
The film breached the HK$1 million mark on Sunday, 14 April by raking in HK$ 1.06 million. The four-day opening weekend haul, including the takings from preview screenings, surpassed the HK$5 million mark, driving the Hong Kong total to nearly HK$5.4 million (Rs 4.5 crore). For the week of 9 to 15 April, Secret Superstar, with its total of HK$3 million from the opening weekend, outperformed Hollywood films such as Pacific Rim: Uprising (HK$1.09 million), Peter Rabbit (HK$972,479) and Tomb Raider (HK$ 272,823).