That Salman Khan starrer has made a big splash in the box office collections pool was well clear even days before the movie actually hit the theatres.
That Salman Khan starrer has made a big splash in the box office collections pool was well clear even days before the movie actually hit the theatres. On D-day, (Thursday, release day) it was clear that it will destroy the older movies of 2016 as far as their lifetime collections figures are concerned and that too in quick time.
What we are talking about is that Bhai’s latest release is all set to beat all these movies’ lifetime collections with just its first 2-3 days earnings. That indeed, is a big achievement. So while a great start has been made, it has to be maintained and that means ensuring the movie stays alive at theatres not just for the first week, but at least well through to the first fortnight itself.
After a day 1 collection of 36.54 crore, Sultan managed an outstanding Rs. 37.20 crore on Thursday (Eid day) and the total thereof is Rs 73.74 crore. WIth this kind of a figure in its kitty, Sultan is either threatening or has already overtaken the lifetime collections of a number of top grade films that includes Udta Punjab with an earning of Rs 59.57 crore, Ki & Ka with a take of Rs 52.31 crore. Most probably, by now Sultan has also overtaken Kapoor & Sons, which has earned Rs 73.29 crore, Neerja Rs 75.61 crore and Baaghi Rs 76.34 crore, a report by Bollywood Hungama revealed.
What next? Akshay Kumar’s Airlift of course. Fan with Rs 84.10 crore in earnings will be passed by Sultan by late afternoon, thereafter even Housefull 3’s Rs 108.71 crore will be bypassed – most probably by morning tomorrow. Akshay Kumar’s tremendous tour de force Airlift, which has Rs 128.1 crore against its name would be crossed by Saturday night or Sunday morning.
So, in effect, Salman Khan’s Sultan, in a 4-day period would turn movie No. 1 in 2016 in Bollywood. Truly a grand and significant triumph for the filmmakers and especially for Salman Khan. And they say the industry is in trouble! With these kind of numbers, Bollywood is bound to do well.