Salman Khan's "Sultan" has finally shattered the records of Shah Rukh Khan's "My Name Is Khan" at the overseas box office. "Sultan" is now the sixth highest grosser internationally.
Salman-Anushka Sharma starrer "Sultan" took four weeks to shatter the records of Shah Rukh-Kajol starrer "My Name Is Khan" at the overseas box office. With a four-week overseas box office collection of $24.20 million, "Sultan" broke the $23.5 million record set by "My Name Is Khan."
"#Sultan - OVERSEAS - after Week 4: $ 24.20 million [₹ 162.1 cr]. FAB!" trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
After beating the records of Shah Rukh's film, the Salman-Anushka starrer is now moving upwards to dethrone Aamir Khan's "3 Idiots" from the fifth position. However, with the slow pace at the box office, it remains to be seen whether "Sultan" will be able to dethrone "3 Idiots" to become the fifth highest grosser.
Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, the film was released in 1,100 screens in the traditional overseas market on July 6. The film will soon be released in non-traditional markets in two phases. "Like #Dhoom3, #Sultan will be released in Phase II and Phase III markets in due course. #Overseas," Adarsh tweeted.
Produced by Yash Raj Films, the Eid release features Salman and Anushka as wrestlers and Randeep Hooda, Amit Sadh and Kumud Mishra as the supporting characters.
Take a look at the top 10 grossers at the overseas box office.
|Movies||Box Office Collection in USD million|
|Sultan||24.20 (still running)|
|My Name Is Khan||23.5|
|Happy New Year||16.4|