Salman Khan’s Sultan is bulldozing its way through box office history: The film crossed the magical Rs 100 crore mark in just three days since its release, closing Day 3 with a total collection of Rs 105.34.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted on Saturday that Sultan ranks at the top on a list of highest first three days’ collections of Salman’s films. Bajrangi Bhaijaan is the second opener with Rs 102.60 crore followed by Prem Ratan Dhan Payo with Rs 101.47 crore collections. Sultan is now the third film of 2016 to enter the Rs 100 crore club, after Akshay Kumar’s Airlift and Housefull 3.
#Sultan Wed 36.54 cr, Thu 37.30 cr, Fri 31.50 cr. Total: ₹ 105.34 cr. India biz... Will continue its WINNING STREAK on Sat + Sun.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) July 9, 2016
The film, which stars Anushka Sharma, Randeep Hooda and Amit Sadh in lead roles, is the latest addition to the coveted list of films that crossed the Rs 100 crore mark in three days: Aamir Khan’s Dhoom 3 (2013), Shah Rukh Khan’s Happy New Year (2014) and Salman’s Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015) and Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015).
After becoming the top opening grosser of 2016 with a collection of Rs 36.54 crore on day one, Sultan earnings only soared through Thursday and Friday, touching Rs 37.20 crore and Rs 31.50 crore respectively. For opening day ticket windows’ collection, Sultan is followed by Shah Rukh Khan’s Fan with Rs 19.20 crore and Akshay Kumar’s Housefull 3 with Rs 15.21 crore. Akshay’s Airlift and Tiger Shroff’s Baaghi come next on the list with Rs 12.35 crore and Rs 11.94 crore respectively.
Salman is seen playing a Haryanvi wrestler -- a first time for the actor -- who struggles to get back in the ring. Anushka plays his love interest while Randeep Hooda and Amit Sadh back them up in pivotal roles. Directed by Abbas Ali Zafar, Sultan was made on an estimated budget of Rs 90 crore and released worldwide on Wednesday to coincide with Eid.
Salman holds the record for maximum films in Rs 100cr-club (10), with Shah Rukh Khan following closely at six films. Ajay Devgn and Akshay Kumar together hold the third rank on the list with five films each. Aamir Khan has four Rs 100 crore films in his kitty while Hrithik Roshan has three.
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