Salman Khan's sport drama Sultan released in China on August 31, 2018. The film has failed to impress the Chinese audience and has received lukewarm response at the Box Office. Sultan has grossed $3.02 mn in its opening weekend. Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh shared the box office collection of the film in China
#Sultan disappoints in China... The poor trending during weekend indicates that the going will be tough on weekdays... A healthy *lifetime* total, therefore, is ruled out...— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) September 3, 2018
Fri $ 950,000
Sat $ 1.10 mn
Sun $ 970,000
Total: $ 3.02 mn [₹ 21.37 cr]
The film is facing tough competition from the Tom Cruise starrer Mission: Impossible – Fallout which also opened in China on the same day. Mission: Impossible – Fallout” dominated the weekend box office in China with an excellent $77 million opening three days. “Fallout” earned a 75% share of the total box office and also marks the biggest three day opening for Tom Cruise.
China is a fast-growing market for Indian cinema. Sultan is the sixth Indian movie to release in China after Secret Superstar, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Hindi Medium, Baahubali: The Conclusion and Toilet: Ek Prem Katha. Sultan starrinng Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma in the lead roles directed by Ali Abbas Zafar released worldwide on July 6, 2016. The film grossed Rs. 583 cr worldwide while earning a nett share of Rs. 300.45 cr in India. Produced by Yash Raj Films, “Sultan” released in 11,000 screens with about 40,000 screenings per day in China.
Sultan marks Salman Khan's second outing in China after his highly successful Bajrangi Bhaijaan, which minted $45.3 million (Rs 294 cr) at the China Box office. Of all the Indian movies released in China so far, Aamir Khan's Secret Superstar is the highest grossing film with the total of $118 million (Rs 760 crore).
Salman Khan is currently filming Bharat, which is set to release in theatres on Eid next year.