When Sunny Deol’s Gadar beat Aamir Khan’s Laggan at BO: Sunny Deol’s film Gadar, who was a superstar of the 90s, reached the silver screen in the year 2001. This film was released on 15 June 2001. This day became forever special in the world of box office reports of Hindi cinematic history. Superstar Sunny Deol and Ameesha Patel starrer director Anil Sharma’s film Gadar reached the theaters at the time. At that time superstar Aamir Khan had also reached the cinema hall with his film Lagaan. Both these films were released on the same day. The period saw a huge box office clash between these two big films. Although both the films were super-duper hits and both the films will always remain special in history for their own reasons.
Lagan was dusted in front of Gadar on the very first day
But at that time Sunny Deol’s film beat Aamir Khan’s film in the box office numbers game. Fine had defeated Aamir Khan’s film Lagaan reached the theaters with a huge starcast. The film was released across 270 screens across the country. The film did a business of Rs 1 crore on the first day at the box office. This amount was huge at that time. Whereas, Sunny Deol’s film released on 350 screens mutiny It earned Rs 1.40 crore from the theaters on its first day.
This was the situation of Lagaan in front of Gadar in the first weekend
Whereas, on the first weekend itself, Lagaan achieved a total collection of Rs 3.14 crore from the silver screen. With this, the film started getting the tag of hit. On the other hand, Sunny Deol and Ameesha Patel starrer film Gadar earned a bumper Rs 4.08 crore from theaters in the first weekend itself. According to this also, Gadar was successful in surpassing Aamir Khan’s film Lagaan.
Gadar’s total collection was much better than Lagaan
Sunny Deol’s film Gadar has earned the title of all time blockbuster film by earning a stupendous Rs 76.88 crore from theatres, leaving superstar Aamir Khan’s film Lagaan far behind in the box office number game. Whereas, Aamir Khan’s cult classic film, directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, collected a total of Rs 34.30 crore from the theatres. Gadar won the box office by more than double the margin of Lagaan.
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