Dangal Vs Sultan Box Office Collection Comparison: The much-requested Sultan vs Dangal collection comparison article is here. The day wise collections will be updated daily and there will be a comparison for each day.
Earlier this year Salman Khan’s Sultan went on to become a huge hit at the box office. The film collected over 300 crore in its lifetime run and was eventually declared an all time blockbuster. At the end of the year, Aamir Khan has come with another wrestling drama Dangal.
This will be an interesting battle between Dangal and Sultan for highest grosser of the year. Since 2008, four films of Aamir Khan has not only went to become HGOTY but also of all time. He missed it once with Talaash when Salman Khan’s Ekk Tha Tiger got the honors.
Sultan Vs Dangal Collection Comparisons:
Let’s first compare the release period. Sultan was released during Eid and had the advantage of one extra partial holiday. But still, it went on to collect 30 crore plus in the first five days of the extended weekend.
In the case of Dangal, Christmas and New Year holidays will fall on Sunday which means there will not be any advantage of National holidays. But then Christmas is the most lucrative festival as far the box office is concerned. Schools and colleges will remain closed which is a big edge as Dangal is a family oriented film.
Update 25 December:
Sultan won the first round as it would have smashed all-time opening record if it was a full holiday. No doubt it was partial holiday but one needs to remember that it was pre-Eid when Muslim audience tends to stay away from theaters and it actually did happen as Sultan was super strong on Thursday+Fri+Sat in Muslim dominated circuits. Dangal, on the other hand, had an excellent opening as there was no big director, heroine or chartbuster music. So the film opened riding on the stardom of Aamir Khan.
It would be unfair to compare the second day of both films as Sultan had Eid on the second day. It went on to record the highest second day collection ever. But even if we compare the first Saturday of Sultan (which is the 4th day) with Dangal, the former is ahead. Dangal recorded the 3rd highest 2nd day collection ever.
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Now coming to the future, the real battle will begin on Monday when word of mouth will come into play. Dangal has three weeks open run and can even get tax free status which will benefit big time. Thus if it manages to find appreciation in pan-India, it can cross 300 crore. Though it will not be an easy task especially in the masses. The article comparing PK, Bajrangi Bhaijan and Dhoom 3 will be published tomorrow.
Update 26 December:
Dangal has won the second round as the opening weekend is higher than Sultan. Though the Hindi version is less than Sultan but if we combine Tamil/Telugu versions then Dangal is ahead. It does not make much difference as the release of regional version affects the collections in Hindi version. If Dangal was not released in those versions, it should have collected more in Hindi as Aamir Khan commands a very good following down South.
Sultan will remain ahead for next two days as it was still in its extended first weekend. But Dangal can outclass Sultan from Wednesday onwards and will probably remain higher due to the festive period.
Update 27 December:
Sultan is ahead on the fourth day because it was still in the opening weekend. But if we compare the Monday collections of both films then Dangal is much higher. Now it looks quite possible that Dangal will beat lifetime collection of Sultan.
Update 28 December:
Sultan is still ahead after five days and will remain until the first week as the gap between both films cannot be covered in two days. But from today, Dangal will again start to beat Sultan in day wise collection as the later faced big drops on weekdays but Dangal is rock steady.
Update 29 December:
As expected Dangal has beaten Sultan on the 6th day by a margin of six crore. Though Sultan had five days extended weekend and has already consumed a lot of capacity as it collected 30 crore plus in all five days. From now on Dangal will remain ahead and probably will catch up Sultan in the second weekend.
Update 30 December:
After the first week, Sultan remains ahead of Dangal. Though Salman Khan starrer was a mid-week release and had Eid advantage in the extended five days weekend. On the other hand, Dangal did not have any extra holiday but it was released between Christmas and new year period which is considered the best for box office. Also to note that the word of mouth for Dangal is better than Sultan thus it is holding better. Sultan faced big drops on Monday and continued to do so for next few days.
Update 31 December:
Dangal is now all set to beat Sultan in two weeks flat. The trend on the 2nd Friday was extraordinary as it recorded the highest collection of all time. On the other hand, Sultan collected just about 7.4 crore though it was also it’s 10th day. Dangal is now competing with other biggies PK and Bajrangi Bhaijaan.
Update 1 January 2017:
Dangal has taken over Sultan after the first nine days for the second time. Earlier it beat Sultan in the opening weekend but Sultan again went ahead as it was still in its extended opening weekend. But now Dangal has taken over again and will remain for the rest of the days. It is expected to cross Sultan after the second week.
Update 3 January 2017:
Dangal is now inching closer to Sultan lifetime collection. It will reach there in about two days. From there it will start its journey to beat PK.
Final Update 5 January 2017:
Dangal has finally crossed Sultan lifetime collection in 13 days. It will earn at least 50 crore more than Salman Khan starrer. Thus Aamir Khan will not only deliver highest grosser of the year but also of all time. Though Dangal did not have any National holiday advantage but Christmas period is the best for box office.
Dangal Vs Sultan Box Office Collection Comparison
- Dangal was also released in Tamil-Telugu versions and their collections are also added.
- If we add regional versions, the screen count of both films is in the same range.
- The film which is ahead will be highlighted in green font.
You guys can discuss Dangal vs Sultan box office collection comparison in the comments section and can predict which film will be a bigger grosser.