MUMBAI: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan’s Eid release “Sultan” has crossed the Rs 300 crore mark worldwide in just five days since its release. The sports-drama film is now touted to be the highest grossing Bollywood film in terms of opening weekend collection worldwide.
The Yash Raj Films production, which released on July 7 has done a gross box office collection of Rs 252.5 crore ($ 37.7 million) in India and Rs 92 crore ($ 13.7 million) abroad, according to a communication from the banner.
The total gross box office collection of the Ali Abbas Zafar directorial now stands at Rs 344.5 crore ($ 51.4 million) and is said to be the highest for any Bollywood film in its opening weekend.
The film – featuring Salman and Anushka Sharma as wresters – has performed fantastically in territories like UAE-GCC, Pakistan, Britain, Australia and New Zealand where it has shattered the highest opening weekend collection record by any Hindi film.