Sultan 19 Days Total Surpasses the Lifetime Total of Dhoom 3
Ali Abbas Zafar’s directorial recent offering Sultan passes its third weekend very smoothly despite new releases. Superstar Salman Khan starrer this sports drama emerges as the third highest grossing movie of all time in Bollywood by surpassing the lifetime total of Aamir Khan’s Dhoom 3 in just 19 days of release. Now Sultan is the highest grossing movie under the banner of Yash Raj Films, earlier Dhoom 3 had this title.
In the opening week, Sultan received overwhelmed response from audience and reported phenomenal business of 229.16 crores, included 180.36 crores of weekend and 48.80 crores of weekdays. In the second week, the movie remained unaffected despite new release Great Grand Masti and witnessed usual drop. It did the business of 34.07 crores in its second weekend and 14.73 crores in weekdays.
After two weeks journey, total collection of Sultan was recorded as 277.96 crores on domestic box office. Meanwhile, it had registered the master record of fastest 500 crores grosser worldwide and also surpassed the lifetime total of Dhoom 3‘s Hindi version, that was 271.82 crores. Not only from India but from overseas screens too, the movie cashed impressive and raked the business of 145.49 crores till its 16th day of release.
Now Sultan has entered in its third week and witnesses slight rise in occupancy due to weekend. On Friday, it did the business of 2.14 crores with considerable drop than previous day. On Saturday, being weekend it showed decent growth and minted 3.81 crores. On the last day of weekend i.e. Sunday, it reported more rise in its occupancy and added the amount of 5.14 crores to its account.
With this, total domestic collection of Sultan has become 289.05 crores till its third weekend and surpassed the lifetime total of Dhoom 3, that was 284.97 crores with all versions (Hindi, Tamil & Telugu). First and second positions among Bollywood’s top highest grossing movies are acquired by PK (340.80 crores) & Bajrangi Bhaijaan (320.34 crores) respectively.