Salman Khan continued his high-octane ride on domestic ticket windows through the long weekend across five days and earned Rs 252.5 crore. The worldwide collections for Sultan stood at a whopping Rs 344.5 crore, according to a statement issued by the producers Yash Raj Films.
The grand Eid release crossed the Rs 300 crore mark worldwide in just five days since its release. In fact, the sports-drama film is now touted to be the highest grossing Bollywood film in terms of opening weekend collection worldwide.
The Yash Raj Films production, which released on July 7 has done a gross box office collection of Rs 252.5 crorein India and Rs 92 crore ($ 13.7 million) abroad, according to a communication from the banner.
After making a record opening at the domestic ticket windows with Rs 36.54 crore, Sultan went on to earn Rs 100 crore in just three days.
#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 total gross box office collection of the Ali Abbas Zafar directorial now stands at Rs 344.5 crore ($ 51.4 million) and is said to be the highest for any Bollywood film in its opening weekend.
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).
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.
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(With IANS inputs)
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