Salman Khan should pop up the champagne as Bharat showed a good jump on the fourth day at the box office which was good enough to cross the 100 crores milestone and inch close to its budget.
Salman Khan is back with a bang after he faced a tough time with last EID releases, Race 3 and Tubelight, which suffered at the box office. However, the Ali Abbas Zafar directed Bharat, has picked up on its first Saturday.
Bharat took an eye-popping opening in the morning shows to 65% across India which is biggest opening since Thugs Of Hindostan, released last year. Despite the crucial world cup match between India and South Africa, the earnings boosted in the evening and night shows, bringing the jaw-dropping total to Rs 42.60 crores and higher than what we expected. With this earnings, Salman Khan has scored his biggest opening beating Sooraj Barjatya directed Prem Ratan Dhan Payo which earned a massive Rs 40.35 crores when it was released in Diwali 2015. Released in 4700 screens in domestic market and with the holiday of EID, Bharat also became the third the highest opening film of all time after Aamir Khan starrer Thugs Of Hindostan (Rs 50.75 crores in Hindi) and just shy of Shah Rukh Khan starrer Happy New Year (Rs 42.62 crores)
Since Thursday was a normal working day, Bharat showed a drop in the footfalls which was expected, collecting Rs 31 crores. There was a slight drop on Friday with around Rs 22 crores. However, the collections showed a jump on Saturday with 20-25% minting some where between Rs 25-27 Crores as early trade Figure estimates, bringing an overall collections to a solid Rs 118.75 -120.75 crores and becoming the 14th film of Salman Khan to touch the figure of 100 crores.
The action-drama also stars Tabu, Katrina Kaif, and Disha Patani in lead roles and will be produced by Atul Agnihotri, Alvira Khan Agnihotri and Bhushan Kumar. The film tells the chronicles of an ordinary man over the span of 60 years. Salman Khan re-unites with Abbas Ali Zafar for their third collaboration after giving blockbusters like Sultan and Tiger Zinda Hai. The budget of Bharat is Rs 125 Crore (Production Cost: 105 Crores, Prints & Advertising Cost: 20 Crore
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