WEB DESK: One of the most anticipated releases of this year, the movie has not just opened well but in fact gone on to break several records on the day of its release itself. Here’s more about the record-breaking spree.
1. Highest advance booking collection
Ticket bookings for Sultan had started three days in advance and the collections broke a record even before the movie released. The movie collected between Rs. 18 to 20 crore, which is more than the previous records set by Kick or Bajrangi Bhaijaan.
2. Highest collection on a Wednesday
Movies rarely release mid-week but Bhai on the other hand has had two of his films release on a Wednesday given the occasion of Eid. Sultan broke the record set by Ek Tha Tiger by collecting Rs. 38-40 crore on a Wednesday!
3. Highest occupancy of the year
Even though there was some confusion regarding Eid, Sultan went on to break yet another record for highest occupancy of 2016. Beating SRK’s Fan and Akshay Kumar’s Airlift, Sultan opened to an occupancy of 80-90 percent.
4. Highest collection by a sports related film on the opening day
B-town boasts of some remarkable sports-based films like Chak De! India, Mary Kom and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. Sultan has surpassed the opening day collections of all these by making Rs. 38-40 crore on day one.
5. 2016’s biggest opener
Yet another record set by Sultan is as a result of the maximum collection the movie has made on day one this year. With Rs. 38-40 crore collected on the release day, it has been the biggest opener of 2016.
6. Salman Khan’s best reviewed movie
Although Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Ek Tha Tiger did get good reviews, Salman Khan has been garnering praises from critics and audiences alike for Sultan. This has to be Bhai’s best reviewed release so far.
7. Biggest Eid opener
Surpassing Chennai Express and Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Sultan has broken the record and emerged as the biggest Eid opener.