Sultan opening weekend collections: With Salman Khan's standout movie Sultan refusing to slow down its box office collections pace, it is racking up the large numbers without any let-up and, according to the latest numbers, has created a new opening weekend collections record at Rs 342.50 crore (gross).
Sultan opening weekend collections: With Salman Khan’s standout movie Sultan refusing to slow down its box office collections pace, it is racking up the large numbers without any let-up and, according to the latest numbers, has created a new opening weekend collections record at Rs 342.50 crore (gross).
Amongst the latest milestones that Sultan has passed is not just cross the Rs 300 crore milestone globally during the 5-day opening weekend period, but create a record by becoming the highest grossing Bollywood movie with its opening weekend collection across the world. The surprise is that Salman Khan has managed to impose his belief on a nation like India, which is not too keen on sports activities, and virtually mesmerise the people (including the diaspora) to head for theaters to check out this one – wrestling, of all things!
Here is the math – nothing complicated, do not worry! Sultan box office collections rose to Rs 180.36 crore, with the gross earnings figure shooting up to Rs 250.50 crore. Another Rs 92 crore have come in from foreign markets, according to Bollywood Hungama. The total (gross) has therefore shot up to a whopping Rs 342.50 crore. Sultan is now well on the way to the over Rs 400 crore mark and in fact, may well have crossed it by now.
The foreign markets that Sultan has taken by storm include UAE-GCC, Britain, Australia, New Zealand and yes, even Pakistan. In all these territories Sultan has broken all records for any Hindi movie over the opening weekend collections parameter.
One of the more impressed Bollywood veterans Satish Kaushik, actor-filmmaker, took to Twitter to convey his sense of awe: “Uff what a film ‘Sultan’ Salman Khan what a great performance…you are like a raging bull… unstoppable… Hats off to the makers and the crew.”
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Significantly, since the honeymoon period (extended 5-day opening weekend) is over, the movie is likely to face some hard realities. And mostly it has to do with the fact that the working week is well on its way and people will focus more on their daily professional chores rather than on pleasure. However, till now, there is no significant pull-back from the public.