Sultan box office collections: After much speculation about content of the movie as well as Salman Khan's deep and wide fan base, it is now clear that that the movie is going to be one of the biggest hits in Bollywood ever after it emerged that Sultan opening weekend box office collection...
Sultan box office collections: After much speculation about content of the movie as well as Salman Khan’s deep and wide fan base, it is now clear that the movie is going to be one of the biggest hits in Bollywood ever after it emerged that Sultan opening weekend box office collection, a special 5-day affair, has thrown up a mammoth figure that is near the sensational Rs 200 crore mark.
After easily breaching the Rs 100 cr club in just 3 days, Salman Khan starrer Sultan box office collections 5-day opening weekend collection has crossed the high figures that the top analysts were bandying about to shoot as high as Rs. 181.62 crore – and that is not all, this figure is not final, and it is bound to be raised higher. By exactly how much will be known soon.
While Sultan first weekend collection is indeed a mammoth achievement, Salman Khan has added another biggie to his name when Sultan went on to collect an amount of over Rs 30 crore on a daily basis through the 5 days since release. Surely, that is another record and one that will give Salman Khan a great booster shot as far as his personal ability to move his fans is concerned.
Over and above that, though very much related, is that a strong content and believable characters have ensured Sultan gets a big word-of-mouth booster shot that will hold it in good stead as the first week turns into second and much of the period thereafter.
The success formula, as is clear from Sultan opening weekend box office collection, of course has everything to do with Salman Khan and his skill at identifying subjects that would appeal to the masses at large. Also, with Sultan he has gone one better; he has even got the critics to praise his latest release – they were always the toughest to please as they represent the upper echelons of society and see things through their eyes).
How does that translate in terms of records? Sultan is on the cusp of entering the top 10 list of the best all time grossing movies, and that too by beating Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone starrer Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, as well as another Deepika Padukone starrer Bajirao Mastani, as per a Bollywood Hungama report.
Check out Sultan’s place in the sun:
1. PK – Rs. 340.8 crore
2. Bajrangi Bhaijaan – Rs. 320.34 crore
3. Dhoom 3 – Rs. 284.27 crore
4. Kick – Rs. 231.85 crore
5. Chennai Express – Rs. 227.13 crore
6. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo – Rs. 210.16 crore
7. Happy New Year – Rs. 203 crore
8. 3 Idiots – Rs. 202.95 crore
9. Ek Tha Tiger – Rs. 198.78 crore
10. Sultan – Rs. 195 crore+* (expected by tonight)
11. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani – Rs. 188.57 crore
12. Bajirao Mastani – Rs. 184.2 crore
What the star (above) against Sultan signifies is that this has not yet happened but it is likely to happen based on the current earnings trends. Sultan is expected to get into the top 10 list by tonight at the latest and by late afternoon at the earliest.
How well will Salman Khan do with his 5-day opening weekend collection? Take a shot, tell us what figure you have in your mind:
With that kind of a momentum behind it, are the others in the list above safe? Of course not! We are talking about Salman Khan and expectations are that he will cruise past his own Ek Tha Tiger mark and threaten Aamir Khan’s standout film 3 Idiots as well as Shah Rukh Khan’s Happy New Year.
Significantly, no one is likely to bet against Salman Khan climbing way higher than the 5th spot. But that is an area that we will relish discussing some other time soon.
Will Salman Khan climb the ladder of success to the very top? Take the opinion poll, tell us what you think?