Salman Khan has powered Sultan to the peak of 2016 and, even though it did not manage to beat Shah Rukh Khan starrer Happy New Year's opening day collection in India of Rs 42.62 cr, it still managed to upstage the same overseas.
Salman Khan has powered Sultan to the peak of 2016 and, even though it did not manage to beat Shah Rukh Khan starrer Happy New Year’s opening day collection in India of Rs 42.62 cr, it still managed to upstage the same overseas – the jury is still out on exactly what Sultan 1st day collection was as the current figure is preliminary.
Sultan first day collection in India were massive, but what most people failed to do is keep an eye on happenings abroad. While it is a truism that Shah Rukh Khan has an insurmountable lead in foreign lands, Salman Khan has proved that he is no pushover either in getting himself endeared to the Indians based abroad.
While this foreign market may not be anywhere near as massive as the Indian one, still it goes a long way in beefing up all Bollywood movies’ overall earnings. The type of movies that really do well are the ones oriented towards the masses and that means fat returns for films, if they can persuade them to troop into theatres.
According to Bollywood Hungama, Sultan opening day collections abroad have been about $3.04 mn. Shah Rukh Khan’s Fan 1st day collection was much lesser at around $ 2.7 mn. This achievement was made on the back of about 1,100 screens each and therefore the feat stands true.
Astonishingly, the No 3 on the first day collection list is none other than the surprise package of 2016, Housefull 3, which managed to earn all of $2 mn even though it had no megastars at the helm to draw the crowds.
Sultan also stars Anushka Sharma and is produced by Yash Raj Films and directed by Ali Abbas Zafar.