Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma-starrer "Sultan" closed its four weeks box office run with a worldwide total of Rs. 570 crore. The film is now slowly looking forward to breaking the worldwide box office collection record of "Baahubali: the Beginning" (Rs. 586.45 crore) and touch Rs. 300 crore mark in India.
"Sultan" has earned Rs. 298.23 crore nett collection at the domestic box office in 30 days. The Salman-Anushka starrer was expected to cross Rs. 300 crore mark by the end of its fourth week but the film witnessed a big drop in its fourth-week earnings. Nevertheless, the film is still running in theatres and if maintains a good pace, then it will cross Rs. 300 crore mark by its fifth weekend.
"#Sultan collected â‚¹ 4.43 cr in Week 4, taking the 4-week total to â‚¹ 298.23 cr nett... All set to cross â‚¹ 300 cr in coming days... ATBB," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, adding: "#Sultan [Week 4] Fri 57 lacs, Sat 98 lacs, Sun 1.51 cr, Mon 34 lacs, Tue 36 lacs, Wed 34 lacs, Thu 33 lacs. Total: â‚¹ 298.23 cr. India biz."
Fake box office figures?
Speculations are rife that Yash Raj Films, producer of "Sultan," are giving figures which are less than what trade experts are quoting. The news came to limelight after Salman fans started "#YRFStopReducingSULTANFigures" trend on Twitter.
"Their deal is such that if the film crosses the 300 figure Salman would get a big chunk of partnership. When Adi approached Salman for Sultan, the star was quite clear he wanted the same deal as Aamir Khan (for Dhoom:3) and Shah Rukh Khan (for Fan) got â€” a 80-20 profit-sharing ration. Adi had agreed because top stars like Aamir, SRK and Salman, rake in the big bucks. But showing lower figures means lesser profits for Salman. For Ek Tha Tiger, too, YRF stopped at the Rs 199.6 crore-mark when everyone in the trade knew it had crossed the Rs 200 cr-mark," an insider explained it to DNA.