Salman Khan and Anuhska Sharma starrer, Sultan, saw a humongous opening in Pakistan over the Eid holidays as it earned Rs 11 crore, breaking the record held by Jawani Phir Nahi Aani which had garnered Rs 7.45 crore on Eid ul Adha. According to recent box office updates, Sultan has become the highest grossing Indian film ever in Pakistan by earning Rs 25 crore in three weeks.
Box Office Detail further reports that the Salman Khan starrer will cross the 30-crore mark by Monday and it might also break Jawani Phir Nahi Aani's record of earning around Rs 40 crores, but the decline in attendance tells another story.
General Manager Super Cinemas Khorem Gultasab confirmed to The Express Tribune that there was a 30% decline over the last two weeks. As a result, cinemas had decreased the number of shows for Sultan and now films like Finding Dory and Ice Age had better chance at earning profits.
Speaking of Indian films' performance in Pakistan, Dhoom 3, held the record of the highest earning film in Pakistan after garnering around Rs 24.5 crore, Amir Khan's film, PK, was ranked second with Rs 23.25 crore, and Salman Khan's Bajrangi Bhaijaan, which was a big hit among the masses, was close behind with Rs 23.2 crore.
Sultan is the story of Sultan Ali Khan (Salman Khan), wrestling champion from Haryana, and how he balances - or fails to manage - his personal life with professional one. Randeep Hooda plays Sultan’s coach and Anushka Sharma is his love interest.