Salman Khan’s Bharat, after a blistering run at the box office, is struggling in its second week. It has earned Rs 182.85 crore so far, according to Bollywood Hungama.
Bharat is directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, who also helmed Tiger Zinda Hai and Sultan.
The film had taken full advantage of Eid and the extended weekend to amass Rs 42.30 crore on the first day itself. Its first week total stood at Rs 167.60 crore.
Katrina Kaif plays the female lead of Bharat. Tabu, Sunil Grover, Disha Patani and Jackie Shroff also star in the film. Bharat is based on 2014 South Korean film Ode to My Father.
Salman recently opened up on the success of the film. He said, “I am very happy with the film doing really really well. Everyone’s work is being appreciated. I have not done these many interviews to promote the film that I am doing now. But it’s okay because all those people who have watched the film and liked it, this is to say a big thank you to them. People, who have gone to watch the film, are doing a good job by talking good about the film and encouraging others to watch it. But if people haven’t watched the film and they are not taking these people seriously, then I, myself, am going to say that go and watch it. It’s a good film.”
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Bharat leaves audience emotional
@ForBeingAziz wrote, "And #Bharat has been watched finally!Saw my love @BeingSalmanKhan on big screen exactly after a year. 17th june last year watched race3 and ab sidha aaj 16th June! Can't wait to watch it again with family! 90's ke Bharat ne Rulaa diya!This act has to be amongst his all time best."
Katrina Kaif on Bharat character Kumud Raina
Overwhelmed with the positive response to her movie, Katrina Kaif told DNA, “There is a lot of heart and passion behind the decision to make this film. I loved the script from day one. It was a joy to be on the sets. I was having such a good time playing the character; I felt confident that people would respond positively to it. I was able to find enjoyment and connection with the character,” said Katrina who essays the role of Ms Kumud Raina, an employment consultant in Bharat.
Katrina Kaif on Bharat
Bharat: Salman Khan thanks audience
"Big thk u sabko fr giving sabse bada opening mere career ka par what made me the happiest & proudest is ki during a scene in my film jab national anthem is recited ev1 stood up as a mark of respect. There could be no bigger respect for our country than this... Jai Hind🙏 #Bharat" tweeted Salman Khan after Bharat's release.
Bharat: Sunil Grover meets Bollywood inspired family
Bharat actor Sunil Grover met a family at the airport who had named their three kids after Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan. The actor tweeted, "#Bharat is amazing Met this beautiful family at the airport. And our love for cinema can’t get bigger than this."
Bharat is Katrina Kaif's best performance
"Finally watched #Bharat I had tears in almost every emotion scenes and if I talk about #KatrinaKaif she had nailed it I can this is her career’s best performance.. I think she deserves all the love @BeingSalmanKhan is supervv @aliabbaszafar @SKFilmsOfficial @TSeries Must watch!" wrote @itsgufranaadeez
Bharat shows growth on second Saturday
Trade analyst Sumit Kadel tweeted, "#Bharat Second Saturday- ₹ 6.40-6.50 cr nett . (60% growth compared to Friday) . Total- ₹ 188.40 cr nett."
Bharat's box office affected by World Cup 2019
"#Bharat would have already crossed 200 crores but #WCW19 affected the collections a lot, but no worries because #KabirSingh has been rated as an A-Rated film so many families will go watch Bharat next weekend (3rd Weekend). Now the lifetime will be between 210-220 crores. ❤" @aunnabbas_ tweeted.
Bharat is a special film
"#Bharat is a special film for #SalmanKhan .
Its different and out of his comfort zone .Bhai always believed to be single screen mass hero bt #Bharat completely changed d perception .This tym he is getting love from class audiance of multiplex and winner at Bo.
HIT" wrote Salman Khan fan @AmitLalwani.
Bharat to suffer due to India vs Pakistan worldcup match
Trade analyst Raj Bansal wrote, "The Box office fate of #Bharat today totally depends on #IndiaVsPakistan match. The chances of Rain are very high as per weather forecast."
Salman Khan thanks journalists
Salman Khan thanked journalist for supporting Bharat. He wrote, "To all the journalists who have interviewed me during #Bharat ... a big thank u to all..."
Salman Khan organises special Bharat screening
Salman Khan took to Twitter and wrote, "Special screening of #Bharat for the real families who experienced the events of 1947 and the partition. Honoured to meet all of them! Salute to the real #Bharat families"
Bharat is the seventh highest Salman Khan grosser overseas
Journalist Hemant Mankad wrote, "#Bharat overseas extended opening week: $8.60 Million (60.05 cr). Will end it's international run in phase 1 of release around $10.50 Million (Rs 73.32 cr) mark. It will be the 7th highest grosser of @BeingSalmanKhan overseas after #BB, #Sultan, #TZH, #PRDP, #Race3 and #Kick."
Bharat continues to receive heartwarming response in UAE
Journalist Mahwash Ajaz wrote, "Second week and #Bharat is still running almost house full here in the #UAE."
Will Bharat cross Rs 200 crore today?
Trade analyst Sumit Kadel tweeted details on Bharat's earning so far and the categories it would fall in.
Economics of #Bharat -— Sumit kadel (@SumitkadeI) June 14, 2019
Budget- ₹ 120 cr (Includes P&A).
Distributed by AA films (Commission basis)
Break even- ₹ 170-175 crs.
To attain HIT verdict- ₹ 200 cr nett.
Superhit- ₹ 250 cr nett
BLOCKBUSTER- ₹ 300 cr nett.
Average- ₹ 150-170 cr
FlOP- Below 150 cr.
Bharat to stay strong on Sunday
Trade analyst Raj Bansal tweeted, "#Bharat is very strong today."
Will Bharat cross Rs 200 crore mark?
Film trade analyst Sumit Kadel posted on Twitter, "#Bharat FANTASTIC growth on Second Saturday"