The fifth week collections show the difference between Sultan and the other releases this year. This is not the about the box office status but how far ahead Sultan is ahead in terms of appreciation. The fifth weekend has easily grossed more than any other release this year despite that huge extended first week. Not only that the nett collections of Neerja and Airlift would not be as high as they are if they did not get tax exemption. Neerja would be much lower considering it had tax exemption in many states. If we take real value then the fifth weekend of Sultan is almost double the fifth week figures of Neerja and Airlift which shows the difference of Sultan against the more successful other releases of 2016. Also now its the film talking as the Salman Khan factor is not in play anymore and it is still taking out the content films. The top fifth week grossers of 2016 are as follows..
1. Sultan – 1,75,00,000 (3 Days – Weekend Only)
2. Neerja – 1,44,00,000 (Tax free in many states)
3. Airlift – 1,01,00,000 (Tax free in UP)
4. Housefull 3 – 39,00,000
5. Baaghi – 32,00,000
Last year had seen a Tanu Weds Manu Returns challenging Bajrangi Bhaijaan figures this late into its run. A Dum Laga Ke Haisha was also better off then the content films of this year. Before that films like Aashiqui 2, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and Vicky Donor were the top films in week five beating off the blockbusters like Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Dhoom 3, Rowdy Rathore, Ek Tha Tiger etc.