11 July, Mumbai
Maintaining its strong run at the box office, Salman Khan-starrer Sultan has earned Rs 142.62 crore at the domestic box office in the first four days of its release, becoming the highest earner this year, trade experts said.
Riding on the charisma of the Bollywood heartthrob, the Yashraj banner and a strong buzz around it, the superstar’s latest film ‘Sultan’ seems well on its way to create history at the box office with earnings of Rs 142.62 crore in the first four days itself.
Trade experts said the film has surpassed the collections of the Akshay Kumar starrer Airlift (Rs 127 crore) to become the highest Bollywood earner this year.
Earlier, with a box office figure of Rs 105 crore in three days, Sultan had beaten the lifetime collection of Shah Rukh’s Fan which had collected Rs 85 crore at the box office.
With earnings of Rs 36 crore on Saturday, the film has now surpassed the collections of Housefull 3 (Rs 107 crore) and Airlift (Rs 127 crore) to become the highest grossing film of 2016.
Salman’s Eid 2016 release ‘Sultan’ has been on a dream run at the box office, earning nearly Rs 40 crore on its opening day. Produced under the Yashraj banner and directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, ‘Sultan’ is a biopic on the life of Olympian wrestler Sultan Ali Khan. The film features Salman in the lead role and Anushka Sharma as the female lead Aarfa, a wrestler and Sultan’s love interest.
It also features Kumud Mishra, Amit Sadh, Parikshit Sahni and Randeep Hooda in the supporting cast.
Given the continuing strong run by the film, it is now set to cross the figure of Rs 180 crore in its opening weekend itself.