Salman Khan starrer Sultan box office collections are still thriving and they are getting a booster shot on the weekend, not very big, but big enough to ensure the film nears or surpasses other movies’ record – it will cross the Rs 250-cr mark on Sunday.
After logging the worse single day earnings on Friday of Rs 7.43 crore, Sultan collections have been revived with the Saturday take going as high as Rs 11.46 crore. The second weekend collections of the movie will make for interesting reading when it is revealed on Monday.
At the moment, Sultan collection by the 11th day is Rs 248.05 cr, while its overall (worldwide) total has been put at a whopping Rs 461.51 crore. This overall number looks huge, but one should remember that there are movies that have gone higher than Rs 700 cr and Sultan now has no chance of getting anywhere near that figure.
As far as Sultan prediction for the near future is concerned, with Great Grand Masti being the damp squib it was destined to be as it hardly made any waves at the B.O., it has paved the way for Salman Khan to make more money. Between Sultan and Great Grand Masti, the choice for most theatre-going wallahs would be simple. A no-brainer question will decide it: which is the better paisa wassool movie? Sultan, of course. Sexual innuendo and big breasted women flouncing around the screen is a template that has been rejected time and again by the Indian public. It is a wonder that filmmakers are still willing to put their money in making more.
Be that as it may, Salman Khan’s Sultan has received a big boost as GGM commits hara kiri at the B.O. But will Sultan last into the third week with a semblance of respectability in its collections or come to a screeching stop? A question many from within and outside the industry would love to know.