Salman Khan, the sultan of the box office

Bollywood strongman Salman Khan has delivered one of the biggest hits of his career with Sultan, a drama by Ali Abbas Zafar about a wrestler who exorcises his demons both in and outside of the ring.

The net box office earnings stands at whopping Rs 180.36 crore at the end of a five-day run that started the day before Id-ul-Fitr on July 6. This massive sum does not include overseas collections or the pre-release satellite channel broadcast fee.z

Sultan collections are all set to surpass previous record holders such as PK (in the region of Rs 319 crore) and Bajrangi Bhaijaan (Rs 315-odd crore).

Over the past few years, Khan’s touch has converted clunkers into box-office gold; with Sultan, he has been elevated from Midas to Zeus

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