Salman Khan's "Sultan" has shattered the records of his own films at the domestic box office to become the seventh biggest grosser of all time. "Sultan" shattered the lifetime box office collection record of "Prem Ratan Dhan Payo" to emerge as the seventh biggest moneymaker in India.
"Sultan" is yet to finish its first-week box office run, but the film has already shattered several records. In just eight days, "Sultan" has earned Rs. 219.64 crore, which is more than the lifetime collection of several big movies, including "Happy New Year," "3 Idiots" and "Ek Tha Tiger."
"#Sultan Wed 36.54 cr, Thu 37.32 cr, Fri 31.67 cr, Sat 36.62 cr, Sun 38.21 cr, Mon 15.54 cr, Tue 12.92 cr, Wed 10.82 cr. Total: â‚¹ 219.64 cr," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
The film, directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, has been shattering records since the time it was released. The film earned over Rs. 30 crore in its five-day long opening weekend, but the collection started to fall after Monday. On Monday, the film minted Rs. 15.54 crore, on Tuesday and Wednesday the collection dropped by 16 percent.
Nevertheless, the film has achieved a new height at the box office, by grossing Rs. 200 crore in just seven days. The film is now aiming to beat the lifetime collection record of Shah Rukh Khan's "Chennai Express" and Salman's "Kick."
While "Chennai Express" record is likely to be shattered with its nine-day income, to break "Kick" lifetime box office collection record, "Sultan" might need a day or two.
Meanwhile, check out the top 10 biggest grosser of all time:
|Rank||Movie||Year||Collection in Rs. Crore|
|7||Sultan||2016||219.64 (still running)|
|8||Prem Ratan Dhan Payo||2015||208.88|
|9||Happy New Year||2014||203|