Salman and Anushka starrer sports-drama film Sultan embarked its box office journey with an unprecedented opening across the country. Riding on the enormous pre-release buzz and positive critics reviews, the film witnessed 75-85% opening in most of the regions. The huge opening and the increased ticket price are definitely going to help the movie in devastating some of the previous records.
As per the box office reports, the movie amassed 36.54 crores on day one and became the highest opener of 2016. Despite being a holiday-release, it couldn’t surpass the first day collection of Salman’s Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (PRDP), SRK’s Happy New Year (HNY) and Prabhas’s Bahubali. The evening shows of the movie witnessed low occupancy due to Muslim festival Eid, so it can’t be ruled out that the Saturday and Sunday collection might go beyond HNY’s collection. Bahubali might remain at the numero uno position and it might be replaced by only Bahubali 2.