‘Sultan’ Gets Biggest Eid Opening in Pakistan’s History

Salman Khan‘s Sultan opened to full houses in India and across the world. The movie has made never seen before figures in India and created several new records. And now, looks like it is breaking records in Pakistan too.

The film has earned Rs 15 crore on the first five days of its release, setting a new record – best business on Eid days. According to Geo Films, the distributors of Sultan in Pakistan, the Indian film has eclipsed the opening weekend record set by Pakistani movie Jawani Phir Nahi Ani (JPNA) on Eidul Azha last year.

Released on July 6, the first day of Eid, Sultan earned approximately Rs35 million and Rs41 million on its first and second day respectively. The opening day collections are nearly twice as much when compared to JPNA’s Rs20.7 million.

While Sultan continues to enjoy a healthy run in Pakistani cinemas, other international and domestic releases have not fared so well at the local box office.

One advantage Sultan had over previous films including Bajrangi Bhaijaan was that it was released over a five-day weekend because of Eid holidays. And with tickets for the first five days of screening already being sold in advance, Sultan has crossed Rs 15 crore by today (Sunday), “said Muhammad Nasir of Geo Films.

Salman Khan's Sultan opened to full houses in Pakistan, India and across the world.

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