MUMBAI: Salman Khan‘s latest flick Sultan is on a record breaking spree. The movie has smashed all records left, right and centre.
The film collected Rs 142.62 crore in just 4 day (Rs 36.54 crore on day 1, Rs 37.32 crore on day 2, Rs 31.66 crore on day 3 and Rs 37.10 crore on day 4).
This meant that the film had become the highest opening weekend grosser with a day to spare.
# Biggest Eid opener
Salman Khan’s film has now become the biggest Eid opener. According to early estimates, the film has collected about Rs 36.54 crore which is way more than the first day collection of his last release on Eid – Bajrangi Bhaijaan (Rs 27.25 crore). It also surpassed the record of Chennai Express, which had collected Rs 33.10 crore on day one.
# Highest Pre-Eid Opening Day Collections
This record was held by Bajrangi Bhaijaan after it collected Rs 27.25 crore on the day before Eid. Sultan was supposed to release on the day of festival, but with the Eid day moving at the last minute, the film released a day before. It collected Rs 36.54 crore and claimed this record.
# Biggest opener of 2016
The film is now also the biggest opener of 2016 as it collects around Rs 36.54 crore on day one. In fact, it is nearly double of what Shah Rukh Khan‘s Fan that collected Rs 19.20 crore.
# Anushka Sharma’s highest opener
Sultan became the highest opener for Anushka Sharma as it collected Rs 36.54 on day one, which was way higher than PK (Rs 26.63 crore)
# Highest collection in advance bookings
The film had broken a record even before it released. Sultan had started its advance booking three days before its release. And as the film released, we came to know that it had collected more than Rs 18 crore (approx Rs 20 crore) which is more than what the advance booking collection of Kick or Bajrangi Bhaijaan, which held the highest collections till now.
# Highest opening day collection for a sports based films
Sultan’s Rs 36.54 crore collection on day one will also be the highest opening day collection for a sports based film. It has easily surpassed the likes of Chak De! India, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (Rs 9 crore approx) and Mary Kom (Rs 8.4 crore)
# Highest collection on a Wednesday
Salman Khan has two films now – Ek Tha Tiger and Sultan that have released on Wednesday. We haven’t seen many films releasing mid week but both these films were big ones thanks to Eid. While Ek Tha Tiger had managed to open very well at the box office, collecting Rs 32.92 crore on day one, Sultan has managed to easily cross it as it collected Rs 36.54 crore yesterday.
# Highest opening day occupancy of 2016
As we mentioned the film opened to an occupancy of 80-90 per cent, which sustained throughout the day. This is now the highest occupancy of 2016, after it beat Shah Rukh Khan’s Fan occupancy (75-80 per cent) and Akshay Kumar’s Airlift occupancy (above 50-60 per cent).
# Highest day 2 collection ever
Sultan earned Rs 37.32 crore on day two, which is the highest day two collection ever. The previous records were held by Bajrangi Bhaijaan (Rs 36.50 crore) and Happy New Year (Rs 31.60 crore)
# Highest day 4 collection ever
Sultan also now has the highest day 4 collection ever as it collected Rs 37.10 crore as compared to Krrish 3‘s Rs 35.91 crore (the last record holder)
# Highest 4-day collection
Sultan has the highest 4-day collection ever. It had collected Rs 142.62 crore in four days, which was higher than Dhoom 3‘s collection of Rs 128 crore.
# Highest day 5 collection ever
Sultan (Rs 38.21 crore) beat the 5th day collection of Happy New Year (Rs 29 crore) to claim this record.
# Highest 5-day collection
Sultan now has the highest 5-day collection after netting a massive figure of Rs 180.36 crore. This record was last held by Bajrangi Bhaijaan (Rs 150.95 crore).
# Fastest film to earn Rs 150 crore
Salman Khan’s Eid release has now become the fastest film to touch the Rs 150 crore mark after crossing it at the beginning of day 5. This record was earlier held by Salman’s last Eid release – Bajrangi Bhaijaan, which has crossed the mark at the end of day 5. However, now Sultan has taken over.
# Fastest film to earn Rs 175 crore
Sultan crossed the Rs 175 crore before the end of day 5, making it the fastest film to touch this mark. The earlier record was held by Bajrangi Bhaijaan, which crossed this figure in 7 days.
# Highest opening weekend grosser of 2016
The Eid release is now the highest weekend grosser of 2016. Housefull 3 (Rs 53.31 crore) held this record earlier, however Sultan crossed it on day 2 itself. It has now set the record at Rs 180.36 crore, which no one will probably manage to beat this year.
# Highest opening weekend grosser ever
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (Rs 129.77 crore) held this record since last Diwali. However, Sultan crossed this record in 4 days of its 5-day weekend. Salman’s film extended the margin between itself and PRDP on day 5. It has now set Rs 180.36 crore as the record to beat.
# Salman Khan’s highest opening weekend grosser
Sultan (Rs 180.36 crore) also became Salman Khan‘s highest opening weekend grosser as it crossed the weekend collection of Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (Rs 129.77 crore)
# Anushka Sharma’s highest opening weekend grosser
The latest release has also become Anushka Sharma’s highest opening weekend grosser as it collected Rs 180.36 crore as compared to PK‘s collection of Rs 95.21 crore (her last highest weekend grosser).
# Highest opening weekend collection For Yash Raj Films
Sultan (Rs 180.36 crore) became the highest opening weekend grosser for Yash Raj Films too. The earlier record was held by Aamir Khan’s Dhoom 3 (Rs 107.61 crore).
# Highest Eid weekend grosser crore
Sultan is also the highest Eid weekend grosser, after it crossed the record of Bajrangi Bhaijaan (Rs 102.5 crore).
# Highest opening weekend for a sports based film
Sultan is also the highest weekend for a sports based film. It crossed the opening weekend of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (Rs 32 crore) and Mary Kom (Rs 28.32 crore) on day one itself.
# Highest overseas grosser for 2016 (lifetime)
Sultan also has the highest opening weekend grosser of 2016 at the overseas market. It has collected in excess of Rs 91 crore (gross overseas figures), which is higher than Airlift‘s collection of Rs 47.60 crore (gross overseas figures).
# Highest opening weekend worldwide grosser ever
The film is also now the highest opening weekend grosser at the worldwide market. Sultan has collected in excess of Rs 345 crore (gross worldwide collection), which is way higher than the last record holder – Dhoom 3 (Rs 198 crore gross worldwide collections).
# Highest opening day collection in Pakistan
# Highest opening weekend grosser in Pakistan
Sultan has also become the highest opening weekend grosser in Pakistan after collecting Rs 15 crore over the 5-day weekend. The last record was held by Pakistani film – Jawani Phir Nahi Ani.
# Most consecutive number of days with collection above Rs 30.00 crore NBOC (Five days