Bollywood Bigg Boss & Superstar Salman Khan starrer 'Sultan' has emerged as one of the biggest blockbusters in India. So, the production house of 'Sultan' Yash Raj Films has released the film in China on 31st of August. But, it's opened to a poor response. Going by the box-office figures of the first weekend, the film collected $3 Million (Rs 21.3 cr) from and it's the weakest Indian film that released in China this year.
Also starring Anushka Sharma, the film which is based on wrestling was directed by Ali Abbas Zafar. In the past, the Indian films which released in China include Secret Superstar, Bhajrangi Bhaijaan, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, Baahubali: The Conclusion and Hindi Medium did a good business in our neighboring nation.
On its opening day in China, Sultan minted a measly $0.94 million (Rs 6.67 cr) and it is much lesser than Sultan's previous release Bhajrangi Bhaijaan which earned $2.24 million on its release day. Though Baahubali: The Conclusion and Toilet: Ek Prem Katha failed in China, they did not have such disappointing day-1 figures.
The first weekend collections in China helped the film's worldwide collections to breach Rs 600 crore mark and it's the second time for Salman after Bhajrangi.
Tom Cruise latest action thriller Mission Impossible-fallout, that released in China on the same day, has created a box office sensation by earning $77.3 million in first weekend of release. Sultan coming along with Fallout could be one of the reasons for poor show in China.