Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma-starrer "Sultan" took the box office by storm when it was released in theatres on July 6. Ali Abbaz Zafar's directorial "Sultan" created several records at the box office, but also failed to beat a few records.
Here is a look at the records "Sultan" failed to break
Highest Opening Day Box Office Collection: "Sultan" failed to beat Shah Rukh Khan's "Happy New Year" record of Rs. 44.97 crore, which still holds the highest first-day opener record.
Highest First Monday Box Office Collection: Though "Sultan" recorded the biggest opening day box office collection, the earnings dropped on Monday. The Salman-Anushka starrer earned only Rs. 15.54 crore, which is not even close to the highest first Monday's box office collection record of Rs. 27.05 crore earned by "Bajrangi Bhaijaan."
While it is known that "Sultan" shattered the opening weekend, first-week earnings, became the fastest Rs. 200 crore grosser and became the biggest Eid opener, here are few records that the film created during the seven-day box-office run.
Highest Opening Weekend in New Zealand, Australia, UK-Ireland and Pakistan: "Sultan" recorded the highest opening weekend box office collection at all the circuits, shattering the records of other Bollywood films.
Biggest Opening Weekend in UAE-GCC: The film recorded the highest opening weekend box office collection for a Bollywood movie. "Sultan" minted $5 million at the UAE-GCC box office in its opening weekend.
Biggest Opening Day Box Office Collection: The Ali Abbas directorial recorded the biggest opening in Pakistan and also the biggest opening weekend.
Highest Opening Weekend for Salman: "Sultan" is the only Salman's film that earned over Rs. 90 crore in its opening weekend compared to his other releases. "Sultan" is now Salman's biggest five-day grosser in the international market.
Biggest Non-Holiday Opening Day Collection: In North America, "Sultan" shattered all records and went on to become the biggest first day grosser at the US-Canada box office.