Salman Khan's Sultan is a proud member of the super-exclusive Rs 300 crore club. The Salman, Anushka Sharma starrer took days, it took weeks to make Rs 300 crore in box office collections but it finally did it. The wrestling drama opened on July 6 and took the box office by storm. In its fifth week, the Ali Abbas Zafar has become the third Bollywood film ever to make Rs 300 crore. Sultan is Salman Khan's second film to earn Rs 300 crore after 2015's Bajrangi Bhaijaan. Aaamir Khan's PK was the first film ever to earn Rs 300 crore. Sultan's international gross earnings are now over Rs 570 crore. The worldwide net income is over Rs 455 crore.
With Sultan entering Rs 300 crore, a conspiracy theory has been put to rest. It was being alleged that Yash Raj is not giving a clear picture about Sultan BO biz because the production house had promised to give Salman khan a large portion of profits in case the film did a business of Rs 300 crore. On Twitter, Salman fans claimed the film not entering Rs 300 crore club was a ploy to cheat the actor out of profits. However, Sultan has made across that boundary and naysayers can take a break too.
Sultan was released on 4,500 screens in India and 1,100 screens in the rest of the world. The BO aggregator Deadline reported that outside India, Sultan set the biggest opening day and weekend ever for Bollywood in the UAE-GCC and in Pakistan. The movie has the highest advance booking ever, the biggest pre-Eid opening day box office, is the fastest to cross Rs 150 and Rs 175 net crore (five days), boasts the biggest opening in Yash Raj history and is first movie to gross Rs 345 crore worldwide on an opening weekend.
Made at an estimated cost of Rs 70 crore, the film made over 100% profit in 10 days and destroyed records. Sultan shattered his personal records too, which belonged to Bajrangi Bhaijaan