Box Office: Second Day Collection of Sultan
With a superb start of 36.54 crore, the Salman Khan starrer is not just aiming for higher glory during rest of the weekend (a 150 crore sum is looking like a definite possibility before end of Sunday), it is also going past the lifetime total of many other films that have released in 2016. The film did slow in some areas through the day as Eid was delayed by a day and Ramazan was still on which meant the Muslim audience kept away. This was the case across UP, Bihar, MP, Gujarat and Maharashtra. East Punjab has seen all records fall as it has a limited Muslim audience and the circuit would have only lost 3-5% while many others are 20-30% lower than what they should be.
The film has fallen short of the All Time Record of Prem Ratan Dhan Payo of 39 crore nett but if we take out the Ramazan factor on fair value the number is much higher and that will mean better hold on the second day as that the Muslim audience comes out today. Basically it was a holiday yesterday but the film has not got the full benefit of the holiday due to Ramazan and that will show up in the next few days as collections hold better than other films coming off a big holiday.
The film has smashed records at multiplexes with most multiplexes recording the highest daily figures they have ever seen for any film but the circuit records are very few as the single screen business is well short of films like Prem Ratan Dhan Payo , Happy New Year and Dhoom 3. The single screen business has kept the figures of Sultan lower than likes of Prem Ratan Dhan Payo in most circuits. Each and every fan of Salman Khan and Bollywood films are very excited for watching Sultan. Today is the second day of release of this super action dosage and Bollywood beauty and the viewers have still the same excitement and for more exact sense, the Indian audiences have higher favor for Sultan than the overseas markets.
With such an optimistic approach of audience on the second day, total Thursday box office collection of Sultan stands at around 37.20 Crores* with great occupancy of around 75% average. Though the film has not shown much growth in the overseas market but still on the whole, Sultan has been reported ringing the bells on the big screens all over in the domestic i.e. Indian screens throughout the second day.