Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma's "Sultan" is unstoppable at the worldwide box office. The sports drama, directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, is galloping towards the Rs. 400 crore mark at the worldwide box office.
"Sultan" will be probably the first Bollywood film to earn over Rs. 400 crore globally in just the first week, i.e. within nine days of its release. "Sultan" has so far minted Rs. 364.08 crore from its seven-day domestic run and five-day overseas run. The film had a five-day long extended weekend, which helped "Sultan" to rake in a good figure from its domestic and overseas box office.
Domestic box office
"Sultan" has crossed the Rs. 200 crore mark in India with its nett seven-day box-office collection. The Salman-Anushka starrer has shattered another record becoming the first Hindi film to achieve the feat in just seven days run. "Sultan" earned over Rs. 200 crore in seven days, while the other double century grossers "Dhoom 3," "PK" and "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" took nine days.
"#Sultan creates HISTORY... First Hindi film to cross â‚¹ 200 cr nett in 7 days... #PK, #BajrangiBhaijaan and #Dhoom3 - all took 9 days," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
With "Sultan" earning over Rs. 200 crore, Salman is now the only actor to have three films in the double century club. "Kick," "Prem Ratan Dhan Payo" and "Sultan" are the Rs. 200 crore grossing films in India. This is the second time Anushka has made it to the Rs. 200 crore club, and director Ali has made his debut.
Overseas box office
The Salman-Anushka starrer has had a phenomenal run at the overseas box office as well. In just five days, the film minted $13.7 million (Rs. 91.93 crore), which is the 11th highest overseas collection.
Considering its opening weekend collection, "Sultan" will certainly take over "Bajirao Mastani" and "Prem Ratan Dhan Payo" lifetime overseas collection in just nine days.
Meanwhile, here is a worldwide box office collection breakup of "Sultan," as provided by Bollywood Hungama.
|India||Collection in Rs. crore|
|Wednesday (Day 1)||36.54|
|Thursday (Day 2)||37.32|
|Friday (Day 3)||31.66|
|Saturday (Day 4)||37.10|
|Sunday (Day 5)||38.21|
|Monday (Day 6)||15.54|
|Rest of the World||7.6|
|Total Gross income||364.08|