Salman Khan's "Sultan" has created history by becoming the only Bollywood film to earn Rs. 30 crore in first three days of its release at the box office. Also, "Sultan" has crossed the Rs. 100 crore mark with its nett box office collection in just three days.
This is the third record Salman's "Sultan" has created at the box office. The sports drama became the biggest Eid opener with a box office income of Rs. 36.54 crore nett, the next day it recorded the highest second-day collection with an income of Rs. 37.20 crore and earned more than Rs. 30 crore on its third day. Though the first and second day had partial holidays, the third day was a usual working day and thus Rs. 30 crore income on a Friday is a big figure.
"#Sultan continued its MAJESTIC run for the third consecutive day [Fri]... Is all set for a POWER-PACKED 5-day weekend in India," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
"And #Sultan hits a CENTURY... Also crosses *first 3 days* biz of #BajrangiBhaijaan, which is Salman's BIGGEST OPENER... INCREDIBLE!" he tweeeted.
"#Sultan Wed 36.54 cr, Thu 37.30 cr, Fri 31.50 cr. Total: â‚¹ 105.34 cr. India biz... Will continue its WINNING STREAK on Sat + Sun."
"Salman Khan's BIGGEST OPENERS...#Sultan 105.34 cr [Wed+Thu+Fri] #BajrangiBhaijaan 102.60 cr [Fri+Sat+Sun]... #PRDP 101.47 cr [Thu+Fri+Sat]"
The Salman-Anushka Sharma starrer also touched the Rs. 100 crore mark at the box office with its net income. "Sultan" is the fifth Bollywood film of all time to earn more than Rs. 100 crore in just three days of its release. "Dhoom 3," "Chennai Express," "Happy New Year" and "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" are the other four films that entered the Rs. 100 crore club in three days of its release.
The Ali Abbas Zafar directorial is now the third biggest grosser and also the third film of this year to cross the Rs. 100 crore mark. With its three-day box office collection, "Sultan" shattered the lifetime box office collection record of almost all the films released this year, including Shah Rukh Khan's "Fan." The Salman-starrer is now set to break the records of Akshay Kumar's "Airlift" and "Housefull 3" to become the highest grosser of this year.
"Sultan" was released worldwide on July 6 in 4,350 screens in India and 1,100 screens overseas. The film, starring Salman and Anushka as wrestlers, features Randeep Hooda, Kumud Mishra and Amit Sadh in pivotal roles.
Check out the top opening weekend grossers of all time:
"Ek Tha Tiger" crossed Rs. 100 crore mark in five days extended weekend.
"Dhoom 3" earned Rs. 107.61 crore in three days.
"Chennai Express" earned Rs. 100.42 crore in three days.
"Happy New Year" earned Rs. 108.86 crore in three days.
"Prem Ratan Dhan Payo" raked in Rs. 129.77 crore in four days extended weekend.
"Bajrangi Bhaijaan" raked in Rs. 102.60 crore in three days.