Salman Khan has proved to be the biggest boxoffice pull in Pakistan. The records set by the star’s last release Sultan are still undisputed in Pakistan. It has been three years since Sultan released and its opening day, weekend and week records are still intact.
Ali Abbas Zafar’s Sultan took an earth shattering start in Pakistan back in 2015 and since then no Salman Khan film was able to see a proper release in Pakistan. Back in its time, Sultan collected 3.4cr on Day One and 4+cr on day two. Sultan still stands tall as the only film to hit the 4cr mark in a single day.
One can gauge Salman Khan’s stardom in Pakistan from the fact that his film Race 3 saw a Week late release while it also faced a lot of negativity on Social Media, yet the Salman Khan starrer opened better than any other film then be it of Shah Rukh, Aamir Khan or Ranveer Singh. Race 3 opened with over 2.5cr on day one and no film other than Sanju and Sultan have opened bigger than this number.
Salman Khan’s films have not seen a timely and a simultaneous release in a long time whereas they have still managed to set new records. It makes one wonder, what would happen if a Salman Khan starrer did have a full release and that too a simultaneous one? If Sultan raked in 4cr in a single day then in today’s time a Salman Khan film can do over 5cr in a single day easily!
Well Salman Khan’s upcoming film Bharat is releasing on Eid and sadly this won’t be a simultaneous release either. Looks like we will have to wait for his next film after Bharat. As per reports Dabangg 3 will release in December and if that is true then we will finally have another Salman Khan starrer shattering all existing opening records in December!