Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor starrer Bajrangi Bhaijaan released in China on March 2. Bajrangi Bhaijaan released as Little Lolita Monkey God Uncle in China across 8,000 screens. But it failed to leave behind Aamir's another release, Secret Superstar starring Zaira Wasim which opened to earth-shattering numbers in China. Friday $ 2.24 million [₹ 14.61 cr]. In India, the film had collected Rs 320.34 crore making it one of the highest Bollywood grossers of all time. The other films which have collected more than United States dollars $30 million outside India are Dangal, Secret Superstar, PK and Dhoom 3.
"Bajrangi Bhaijaan" is about a man who reunites a Pakistani girl lost in India with his family by crossing the tense border between two hostile countries.
Of Bajrangi Bhaijaan's opening in China, Taran Adarsh also said: "Besides multiple releases and holdover titles posing stiff opposition, one must also consider the fact that Bajrangi Bhaijaan arrives in China after 30 months of its release in India, unlike Dangal and Secret Superstar that were released a few months after their release in India".
Salman Khan's recent Bollywood movie "Tiger Zinda Hai" collected a record-breaking income of Rs 339 crore in India. His Secret Superstar too did wonderfully well in China. In the first phase of its release in the overseas market, Bajrangi Bhaijaan collected $29 million, thereby becoming the highest grossing Hindi film of all time in the overseas market at the time of its release. The surprising thing is that Aamir Khan's 3 Idiots (India release 2009) that released in December 2011, is just close to Bajrangi in the search trends. A chunk of the film's attractive opening can be safely attributed to the renewed vigour for Indian movies in the PRC, thanks to Aamir Khan's consecutive blockbuster hits in Dangal and Secret Superstar, which hold the record for the top two highest-earning non-Hollywood films.