Powerhouse Yash Raj Films released Fan and is also handling Salman Khan’s Sultan. He has traditionally owned the Eid holiday, although he sat it out in 2013, when SRK stepped in with then record-breaker Chennai Express. Khan’s recent films, Bajrangi Bhaijaan ($48.15M) and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo ($31.6M), were massive hits at home with the No. 1 and 2 slots on the 2015 Bollywood chart. Last year notably saw the star acquitted in a hit-and-run case that had been making its way through the courts since 2002 and led to much hand-wringing within the industry which relies heavily on its major stars. … [Read more...] about Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Raees’ Moves To 2017; Clash Avoided With Salman Khan’s ‘Sultan’
In 15 global markets tracked by comScore, the total on the Yash Raj Films title for the FSS was $20.4M with a $32.23M cume across the 5-day. It’s not often a Bollywood movie enters the top ranks on an international weekend, particularly one very dominated by Chinese and studio fare. But Khan was absent from screens for the past nine months and thus Sultan became an event for fans which landed it squarely in the Top 10 this week. … [Read more...] about Salman Khan’s ‘Sultan’ Storms Bollywood, Offshore Box Office; Sets Multiple Records – Update
Outside India, where Sultan is launching in about 50 day-and-date markets, U.S. previews began last night with $502,472 on 260 screens from 6PM. It releases there on 287 screens beginning today. Elsewhere, the first numbers from Wednesday show $1.4M in the UAE and other Middle Eastern countries; $232K at 104 dates in the UK; $153K from 29 screens in Australia and $40K in New Zealand on 16 screens. … [Read more...] about Salman Khan’s ‘Sultan’ Pins Top 2016 Bollywood Opening Day – Intl Box Office
When it bowed last July amid the court tumult, Bajrangi, a family-friendly story of a man trying to bring a young, mute girl back to her home in Pakistan, logged the best opening frame ever for Khan and the third-biggest weekend ever for Bollywood at the time. It also put Khan in a class by himself. Scoring an eighth film grossing more than 100 crore ($15.7M) at the box office gave him the most Hindi-language movies over that level of any actor in history (he made it nine later in the year with PRDP; see below). What’s more, Bajrangi set Khan a new overseas benchmark with $8M in debut grosses. … [Read more...] about Salman Khan’s ‘Sultan’ Goes To The Mat; Wrestling Drama To Break Bollywood Bank?
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