Salman Khan’s latest release Sultan has taken a historic opening at the box office. The film has shattered many records during its journey so far. It is now all set to emerge a big grosser.
All eyes are now on the Top 3 highest grossers of Indian Cinema. These are Dhoom 3 and PK starring Aamir Khan and Bajrangi Bhaijaan featuring Sultan.
Sultan Vs Dhoom 3 Collection Comparisons:
Dhoom is inarguably the biggest franchise in the industry. The word-of-mouth of Sultan is on the positive side as compared to Dhoom 3, which will result in better trends in the next few days. Dhoom 3 had tremendous buzz and was extraordinary in the first three days despite having no holidays. As of now Dhoom 3 has a better opening weekend that Sultan. But in the next couple of days Sultan is expected to take over it.
Sultan Vs PK Collection Comparison:
PK had no holidays in its first 4 days (except Sunday), but Sultan had the advantage of Eid holiday on Thursday and Wednesday too was a holiday in some parts of the country. PK, on the other hand, had plenty of holidays starting with Christmas (7th day of release) and New Year. The days in between were holidays for many schools and offices. PK also had the advantage of 3 open weeks at the box office, before the release of Tevar in Week 4.
PK also had excellent word of mouth which is not the case with Sultan. This record looks tough to beat. Though Sultan collections will be pretty much higher than PK in the first week.
Sultan Vs Bajrangi Bhaijaan Collection Comparison:
Salman Khan's own release Bajrangi Bhaijaan currently holds the record of second highest grosser of all time. Sultan can challenge that figure as the initial is too damn high but for thus it will need a solid second weekend and excellent hold on weekdays. Now it is almost certain that Sultan will beat Dhoom 3 and can cross 300 crore. But to beat Bajrangi Bhaijaan and PK, it should an extraordinary third week.
Update 13 July:
After the first week, Sultan collection is higher than all films. While the other three top grossers were almost in the same range, Sultan stands way higher. However, the trend on weekdays is not that strong like Bajrangi Bhaijaan or PK. It is more like Dhoom 3.
Update 15 July:
Sultan which stands way higher than other films after first seven days has started to show a considerable drop. PK, Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Dhoom 3 have 10 cr+ collections on second Friday and Sultan is unlikely to match that figure today. The gap between all these fourth films is shortened now.
Update 17 July:
Once again Sultan has started to dominate after a big 11th day. The film is once again ahead of Dhoom 3, PK and is only behind Bajrangi Bhaijaan. Another huge Sunday can put Sultan ahead even after 2 weeks.
Update 20 July:
Sultan has beaten Dhoom 3 Hindi net collection. After two weeks, the gap between Sultan and Bajrangi Bhaijaan, PK has started to widen once again. PK had new year holidays advantage which was the major difference between PK & Bajrangi Bhaijaan. Both these films had excellent third weekend which may not be the case with Sultan. It is likely to finish at in the range of 300 cr.
Update 25 July:
Sultan has finally crossed Dhoom 3 lifetime collection. But it is now an open secret that Sultan will fall short of both Bajrangi Bhaijaan and PK. Sultan is targeting 300 crore and will be a big achievement if it gets there. Bajrangi Bhaijaan and PK had free weeks run and plenty of holidays. Sultan, on the other hand have to face competition from the next week itself. Otherwise, it could have challenged BB at least.
Update 28 July:
Both Bajrangi Bhaijaan and PK has an excellent third week and fourth weekend. But that is not the case with Sultan. After 22 days Bajrangi Bhaijaan had also crossed 300 crore. It is looking tough for Sultan to go post 300 cr. Currently, it is expected to finish its lifetime run at 298-300 crore.
Update 2 August:
This is our second last update in this article. Sultan has somehow maintained its low pace in the fourth week which means that it can remain in theaters for one more open week. Sultan will finish at 299-300 crore which will be lower than Bajrangi Bhaijaan and PK by a good margin. But we can say if there was no competition in the second week, it could have gone post 310 crore easily.
Let's check out Sultan Vs Bajrangi Bhaijaan Vs PK and Bajrangi Bhaijaan Vs Dhoom 3 box office comparison day wise.
|No||Bajrangi Bhaijaan||Dhoom 3||Sultan||PK|
|Grand Total||321Cr||286 Cr||300.35||340 Cr|
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