On Wednesday, Sultan collected Rs. 10.82 crore more at the Box Office and its overall collections so far stand at Rs. 219.64 crore. While these are superb numbers by all means if one considers the strike rate that the film has maintained during last 8 days (~Rs. 27.5 crore per day), the numbers have seen a relative decline w.r.t. what one expected after a stupendous weekend. The trend had indicated that an average of Rs. 15 crore would be maintained on each of the weekdays as well. However, since that hasn’t really happened, one doesn’t see the film earning an extraordinary total which once seemed possible.
This means that all the talks of the Salman Khan starrer actually aiming for that elusive Rs. 400 crore mark have vanished. However, the film still has a chance for the Rs. 300 crore total. Salman Khan already has one to his name in Bajrangi Bhaijaan [Rs. 321 crore] while Anushka Sharma sits on the top with P.K. [Rs. 340.8 crore]. Incidentally, these are also the two highest scoring films of all time and the respective lead protagonists have come together in Sultan to bring it the third position at the least.
While this Yash Raj film is set to be their biggest ever, hence surpassing Dhoom 3 [Rs. 284 crore], the first major milestone for Sultan would be to cross the Rs. 300 crore mark. It is possible since the film’s competition during next couple of weeks is Great Grand Masti [July 15] and Madaari [July 22]. Post that there is Dishoom [July 29] but if Ali Abbas Zafar has to enter the Rs. 300 Crore Club, it would anyways happen by then.
Stay tuned as next few days are going be quite exciting for the industry to truly gauge that when huge records are scored on the first day, first weekend and first week, how much steam is actually left for a film for an all time high score as well.