Sultan Opening Day Box Office Collection
Salman Khan’s “Sultan” fever has gripped the domestic box office across India. The sports drama, which was released on a mid-week partial holiday, has got a bumper opening at the worldwide box office as well. Salman and Anushka Sharma-starrer “Sultan” has opened on a mammoth note across all the circuits in India on Wednesday. The occupancy reports of “Sultan” from all the circuits have started pouring in and it looks like a Tsunami at the box office. Several theatres in India registered a phenomenal start, with almost all the shows going houseful.
Ali Abbas Zafar’s directorial sports-drama, which received positive reviews from the critics, opened in theatres to approximately 90 to 100 percent occupancy. The first day first shows in Mumbai, National Capital Region, UP and Rajasthan circuits have shown 100% occupancy. The collections at most places are historic while in UP they are just out of this world with many places in the state going over capacity. The key is that traditionally weak pockets for Salman Khan like West Bengal and Mysore have opened to a huge response and even these circuits could set records on day one. Tamil Nadu / Kerala could have better but a small circuit like this hardly makes a difference.
The positive reaction of critics and viewers, attracts more audience toward theaters. Undoubtedly Sultan is heading to become year’s biggest grosser with in its opening weekend. As per the estimation report, Ali Abbas Zafar’s directorial this sports drama reports 85% of overall occupancy on the opening day, which can lead it to take an enormous start of more than 36.54 crores on domestic box office. In overseas market, it has released on 1100 screens and getting quite impressive response from there too.
In India, Eid will be celebrated on July 7, which means Sultan will rake higher business on Thursday in comparison to Wednesday. Sultan has given a breather to the industry which has not really seen a film in a long time interest the audience to bring them in initially. It shows the audience is still there but as long as the film looks a proper Hindi film in the commercial format and not poor copies of films from US, Europe and the Far East or films with story telling styles which are alien to majority of the Indian audience.