Sultan created history by becoming the first film to cross 200 crore in Worldwide business in the first weekend as the film grossed 148 crore (Gross) in India and $8.60 million Overseas (58 crore). This gave it a three day Worldwide gross total of 206 crore. Below are the top five Wordwide opening three day weekends.
1. Sultan – 206 crore apprx
2. Dhoom 3 – 193.32 crore
3. Bajrangi Bhaijaan – 187.24 crore
4. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo – 185.14 crore
5. PK – 174.40 crore
The figures are outstanding across the world. The final worldwide total will go a little higher as the Gulf business like for like is normally four days for other films while three here as normally UAE opens a day early while other nations in Gulf open on Friday. The Overseas total will go higher due to this and it is the second highest opening ever in Oversaes after Dhoom 3.
The industry and media still see 100 crore lifetime domestic totals as achievements for many films when they are not but this is a true benchmark that the film has gone through to become the first film to cross 200 crore Worldwide in just 3 days.