Sultan did not quite live up to the trade expectations on its opening day. Yesterday, most of the trade experts were expecting a 40 crore+ opening day however the actual came out to be 36.54 crores.
The film was weak in masses and Muslim dominated circuits. The multiplexes were extraordinary throughout the day and if single screens were in the same range, it could have crossed 40 crore mark. It is not possible to track the film in the interiors and if they are not up the mark, actuals can vary. Our own estimates in the night were 39.5 crore.
Earlier this morning the film critics took to Twitter and posted their expected collections of Sultan.
#Sultan [Wed biz / pre-Eid]: ₹ 40 cr+ definitely... 41... 42... 43... It can touch these figures... Final numbers coming up... FANTABULOUS!
The Eid festivities commence from today in India... A HISTORIC 5-day opening weekend is on the cards...
#Sultan = HURRICANE at the BO.
All records set 2 be broken today by
#Sultan. Spoken to all-India trade people. 1st day definitely more than 40 crore!! In spite of pre-Eid!
My estimate of
#Sultan day 1: Rs. 43 crore!