As Raees is moved onto 26 January, 2017 release, what is the box office prospect of Sultan. Sultan is now getting big solo release on EID with around 2 weeks of free run. Sultan is scheduled for release on 6th July, 2016 and next big release is on 22nd July in Great Grand Masti. Sultan is already one of he most awaited film of 2016 and getting solo release on EID is like a box office dream. Film is set to take earth shattering start at box office and set for new benchmarks.
There is no doubt if Sultan gets decent to good word of mouth then it will zoom past 200 crore nett mark in India alone. Because of EID and Salman Khan factor. And if content is liked then each and every existing box office records are in danger.
As Sultan will come solo, it will get around 4000 screens or even more in first week in India. Plus, EID factor will help film to collect humongous numbers in first 5 extended weekend. Only doubt is about the content. If content is positive then there is no stopping for the film in at least first two weeks. However if content is negative then we may see big drop starting with as early as 1st Monday.
Overall it is good news for all Salman Khan fans as Sultan is coming solo on EID. 200 crore is very much on and even 300 crore mark can't be ruled out. And yes, Sultan is definitely the front runner now for Highest Grosser of The Year (HGOTY). No doubt film has benefitted immensely from postponement of Raees.