Salman Khan starrer Sultan, which released in theatres worldwide on Wednesday, has created quite a firestorm at the box-office.
The film, which has been garnering largely positive reviews, pulled in a huge opening but fell short when compared to Khan's last release, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo.
As per trade analysts Taran Adarsh and Komal Nahta, Sultan collected a staggering ₹36.54 cr. on its opening day.
#Sultan proves its SUPREMACY at the BO... Does MIND-BOGGLING biz on Wed [pre-Eid]... Wed ₹ 36.54 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) July 7, 2016
#Sultan— Komal Nahta (@KomalNahta) July 7, 2016
Day 1 - ₹ 36.54 Cr. (Pre EID)
Excellent despite Muslim centres being weak!
Adarsh had, however, predicted a higher figure.
#Sultan [Wed biz / pre-Eid]: ₹ 40 cr+ definitely... 41... 42... 43... It can touch these figures... Final numbers coming up... FANTABULOUS!— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) July 7, 2016
The film had a wide release, running in more than 5000 screens worldwide.
#Sultan - Final Screen Count:— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) July 6, 2016
India - 4350 Screens
Overseas - 1100 Screens
Total - 5450 Screens
However, the opening was not at par with Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Salman's Diwali release from 2015, which had raked in ₹40 cr.
But as of now, it is the highest Bollywod opener of 2016.
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