Sultan grosses Rs 180.36 crore in Opening weekend

MUMBAI: A solo Eid release registered an unprecedented advance booking - a rarity since the advent of multiscreen, multiplex release of films. Set to hit the screens on 6 July, which was the earlier date for Eid al Fitr, the Salman Khan starrer Sultan, remained unaffected by the delay of the festival by a day.

The Haryana wrestler turned Van Damme, however had limited appreciation mainly due to its mediocre second half and unfamiliar supporting cast. But, the presence of Salman Khan seemed to override all that.

The film crossed the media favourite Rs100 crore mark by day three and then went on to have a strong Saturday and a stronger stillSunday to end its extended five day opening weekend with Rs 180.36 crore. The day wise collections being: Wednesday (Rs 36.54 crore); Thursday (Rs 37.32 crore); Friday (Rs 31.67 crore); Saturday (Rs 36.62 crore) and Sunday (Rs 38.21 crore).

*Shorgul, a film reflecting the dirty politics in Uttar Pradesh state, despite talented names in its cast, had a disastrous first week. The film managed to gross just a humble Rs 1 crore.
*Kerry On Kutton is an also ran.

*Junooniyat added Rs 40 lakh in its second week to take its two week tally to Rs 4.15 crore.
*Raman Raghav 2.0 added Rs 90 lakh in its second week to take its two week total to Rs 6.4 crore.

*Udta Punjab collected Rs 1.75 crore in its third week to take its three week total to Rs 58.1 crore.

*Te3n has added Rs 5 lakh in its fourth week taking its four week total to Rs 17.55 crore.
*Houseful 3 added Rs 30 lakh in its fifth week to take its five week total to Rs 108.1 crore.

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