Published On: Tue, Jul 12th, 2016

‘Sultan’ crosses Rs 300 crore mark in opening weekend worldwide

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan’s Eid release “Sultan” has crossed the Rs 300 crore mark worldwide in just five days since its release. The sports-drama film is now touted to be the highest grossing Bollywood film in terms of opening weekend collection worldwide.

The Yash Raj Films production, which released on July 7 has done a gross box office collection of Rs 252.5 crore ($ 37.7 million) in India and Rs 92 crore ($ 13.7 million) abroad, according to a communication from the banner.

The total gross box office collection of the Ali Abbas Zafar directorial now stands at Rs 344.5 crore ($ 51.4 million) and is said to be the highest for any Bollywood film in its opening weekend.

The film – featuring Salman and Anushka Sharma as wresters – has performed fantastically in territories like UAE-GCC, Pakistan, Britain, Australia and New Zealand where it has shattered the highest opening weekend collection record by any Hindi film.