Sultan had a good third weekend as it grossed 11.50 crore nett apprx in the third weekend and took its lifetime business to a little under 290 crore nett. The drop is around 65% as it showed huge growth on Saturday and followed up with solid gains on Sunday. The 65% drop is better than the normal trend which is around 70%. Sultan also easily scored over the new Hindi film Madaari despite being in the third week though that is probably does not mean much as Madaari was so low. The business of Sultan till date is as follows.
Week One (extended) – 2,29,37,00,000
Week Two – 48,75,00,000 apprx
Friday – 2,25,00,000 apprx
Saturday – 4,00,00,000 apprx
Sunday – 5,25,00,000 apprx
Third Weekend – 11,50,00,000 apprx
Grand TOTAL 2,89,62,00,000 apprx
The film should reach the 300 crore nett mark but its going to be a close call and it may be that it gets there in week five or even after. This would not have been an issue if it got 2-3 open weeks as most event films do but it had to settle for only nine days only and that has meant less business after the first nine days. The film has comfortably crossed 80 crore nett benchmark in Mumbai and also crossed the 30 crore nett benchmark in East Punjab.