Sultan Box Office Collection Update
The first half of 2016 was decent for Bollywood. The clean hits include Airlift, Neerja, Kapoor and Sons, Ki and Ka, Baaghi and Housefull3. But there were too many disappointments as big films failed to live up the expectations.
Now all eyes are now on the year’s most awaited release Salman Khan starrer. The film has a record-breaking advance booking and too many expectations were attached to the film as it was expected to end the dull phase at the box office. It was released today in around 4050 screens. The early trends suggest that film has taken an Earth shattering opening. Check out Sultan box office collection update.
Sultan Morning Shows Report:
The overall occupancy in the morning shows at the multiplexes was around 80% in most of the circuits which is a bumper start. The opening was best in Northern circuits which opened to houseful shows at many places. It started like a riot in UP, Haryana, and Delhi where it practically opened to packed houses probably due to the local genre. In Mumbai, the occupancy is up to 85-90% as a huge crowd started to gather this morning as early as 6 AM. Rajasthan has almost 100% occupancy with not a single ticket available. Sultan collection is surely going to be historic.
Even in Gujarat Sultan has a bumper start where these kinds of films have limited appeal. The presence of Salman Khan has ensured solid opening and it will be interesting to see how it is going to perform here in coming days. The reports from CI, West Bengal and Mysore are still awaited. This is the only data from multiplexes as the samples from the single screens are yet to be received.
Update 11:30 AM:
Sultan is all set to challenge all time opening records as the film has a bumper opening in all places of India. The response in West Bengal, Mysore, Bangalore is extraordinary as the occupancy in these places is 60-65% which is huge for a Salman starrer. Such kind of craze was missing throughout the year and it is Salman Khan who has given the industry its first bumper opener. As the things stand now, it is set to cross 40 crore.
Update 12:30 PM:
The much awaited release Sultan has a bumper opening all over India. However the response in Northern markets has been Earth shattering. In places like Rajasthan, not a single ticket is available. Many people who did not book their tickets earlier have to be disappointed as they could not a get a ticket and now have booked for Friday. UP/Haryana both are historic and is going to set day 1 record. Delhi and NCR Region is also super strong. It is partial holiday release and the weather is also hot in North still the opening is historic here.
Update 1:00 PM:
Sultan has got an unbelievable opening in Pakistan and UAE. All shows have gone houseful in all over Pakistan. The demand for Sultan at the ticket counter is too damn high but they have to be disappointed as there is a shortage of tickets. Sultan tickets are being sold in black at some theaters. This is unbelievable as such craze has never been in Pakistan. Full article => Sultan gets an Unbelievable opening in Pakistan and UAE
Sultan Noon Shows Report:
Sultan continues its victory run at the box office. In the noon shows the film has registered almost the same kind of occupancy. It has even shown growth at some places. From now on a big jump is on the cards as tomorrow is a holiday. As of now the film is set to cross 38 crore on its opening day and can get close to 40 with a further jump in night shows.
Update 9:00 PM:
In the evening/night shows the film is running to an unbelievable occupancy. In fact, many exhibitors are saying that Sultan will have the highest occupancy in the night shows for any Bollywood film ever beating biggies like Happy New Year, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo and Dhoom 3. More data from night shows is still awaited
Stay tuned for more updates.
Sultan 1st Day Box Office Collection Early Trends:
Going by early trends, Sultan 1st day collection can cross 38 crores. Though the final number will depend on how it performs throughout the day.
This type of opening has not been seen since Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. Thus Salman Khan is chasing his own records. Undoubtedly he is the biggest crowd puller in India.
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