Mumbai: Salman Khan has been ruling the Bollywood Box office literally since the last few years! The hunk of a superstar, who is now busy shooting for his next – Tubelight – with Kabir Khan, delivered yet another biggest hit of his career in the form of ‘Sultan’ this Eid.
The film directed by Ali Abbas Zafar and produced by Aditya Chopra’s ‘Yash Raj Films had Salman essaying the role of Sultan Ali Khan, a wrestler. ‘Sultan’ broke a number of records at the Box Office - biggest Eid opener, highest opening day of 2016 to being the highest collection on a Wednesday, highest opening day collection for a sports based film – to name a few, reports Bollywoodlife.com.
However, the film’s Box Office collections are believed to be stuck approximately at Rs 299.74.
But even after entering the fifth week, the film hasn’t been able to garner Rs 300 crores, reports suggest.
According to the report in Bollywoodlife.com originally attributed to DNA, the producers of ‘Sultan’ don’t want the Box Office figures to cross the Rs 300 crore mark.
Here’s Bollywodlife.com’s report:
“In interaction with DNA, a reliable source revealed the smart-ass strategy of Yash Raj Films saying, “Their deal is such that if the film crosses the 300 figure Salman would get a big chunk of partnership. When Adi approached Salman for Sultan, the star was quite clear he wanted the same deal as Aamir Khan (for Dhoom:3) and Shah Rukh Khan (for Fan) got — a 80-20 profit-sharing ratio. Adi had agreed because top stars like Aamir, SRK and Salman, rake in the big bucks. But showing lower figures means lesser profits for Salman. For Ek Tha Tiger, too, YRF stopped at the 199.6 crore-mark when everyone in the trade knew it had crossed the 200 cr-mark.’’”
Interestingly, trade analyst Taran Adarsh’s tweet indicates that ‘Sultan’ is very close to the Rs 300 crore mark.
#Sultan [Week 5] Fri 24 lacs, Sat 49 lacs, Sun 78 lacs. Total: ₹ 299.74 cr. India biz... Nears ₹ 300 cr mark.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) 8 August 2016