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Bharat box office collection Day 3: Salman-Katrina film earns Rs 95.50 crore

Bharat box office collection Day 3: This Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer has earned Rs 95.50 crore in three days. The Ali Abbas Zafar directorial earned Rs 22.20 crore on Friday.

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Bharat box office collection Day 3: Salman Khan film earned Rs 22.20 crore on Friday.

Salman Khan’s Bharat continues its powerhouse performance at the box office. The Ali Abbas Zafar directorial has earned Rs 95.50 crore in three days. It had opened its account with an explosive Rs 42.30 crore.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh posted the film’s figures on his Twitter handle. He tweeted, “#Bharat maintains a grip on Day 3 [Fri]… Mass circuits remain strong, while some circuits faced normal decline after #Eid festivities… Should witness an upturn on Day 4 [Sat] and 5 [Sun]… Wed 42.30 cr, Thu 31 cr, Fri 22.20 cr. Total: ₹ 95.50 cr. India biz.”

Salman Khan shares screen space with Katrina Kaif in Bharat. The film was initially supposed to star Priyanka Chopra, but the actor walked out due to her wedding and Katrina was brought in. Bharat also stars Sunil Grover, Sonali Kulkarni, Jackie Shroff and Disha Patani among others.

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Bharat’s female lead Katrina Kaif had earlier told indianexpress.com in an interview, “I think the most important thing for me is that I don’t have to be burdened by anything else. I can’t comment about how other people feel and see it. What I did for Bharat when I came onboard is to come absolutely without any baggage, or any experiences of any films we both have done before. All I wanted to do and have done is do as much justice to Kumud’s role as I can. So we did a lot of work on Kumud.

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Bharat eyeing a Rs 150 crore extended weekend

Journalist Himesh Mankad tweeted, "The three day collection of #Bharat stands at Rs 95 cr plus, thereby recording the biggest opening weekend of the year (Hindi). The biz on Sat, Sun and Mon will give us an idea about the LT collections and verdict. The film is eyeing at extended weekend around Rs 150 cr~!"

Sunil Grover: A film like Bharat is not made every day

In an interview with indianexpress.com, Sunil Grover said, "A film like Bharat is made in a huge magnitude with an intention to reach everyone. People feel commercial films are easier but it is so much more challenging. You need to make everyone interested in it at the same time, and also have an aspirational value. This is a beautiful story set in different eras with different looks and location. It will also keep you emotionally involved. Bharat is a film that is not made every day and I am fortunate I could be a part of it."

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Our verdict

"The good thing about the film, despite its eye-roll moments, is its attempt to create an ‘ordinary’ man without any particular skills. And the underlining of a nation which belongs to us all. Vilayati, played excellently by Grover, is a Muslim. The dialogue may be over-the-top but it takes us back to the time when pan-Indian films would speak fearlessly about dosti and bhaichara amongst sworn enemies, about how people are the same everywhere, and that the Partition hasn’t divided dils, which still beat for each other. Yes, it’s all very Bajrangi Bhaijaan, and all very ‘filmi’, haha, but who doesn’t love the idea of long-separated loved ones being reunited? Treacle it may be, but the tears are real. And moving: my eyes were moist, even when I knew I was being played," Shubhra Gupta mentioned in her review.

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Public verdict on Bharat

Salman Khan on Bharat

Talking about the film, Salman Khan had earlier said, "The film’s name is Bharat so that kind of respect, grandeur is required. Production and writing wise we have tried our level best. It’s not a pseudo-intellectual film that is written well and made for critics. It’s made for the audience. It has romance, music, masti and commitment of a man to his family."

Bharat is steady

Trade analyst Joginder Tuteja wrote, "#Bharat has scored the best three day numbers for a Hindi film in 2019. It would enter the #100CroreClub today"

Katrina Kaif on Bharat success

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." The actor plays Kumud Raina in the film.

Here's what Disha Patani said about Bharat

Bharat continues to attract audience

Bharat to earn around Rs 27 crore on Saturday

Trade analyst Sumit Kadel wrote, "#Bharat Saturday- Roughly 15-20% growth in morning shows compared to Friday. Advance booking for the day is looking promising, Bharat is set for 20-25% growth on Saturday which’ll take its today’s tally to ₹ 26-27 cr nett."

Bharat to cross Rs 100 crore mark today

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote, "As #Bharat cruises past ₹ 💯 cr mark today [Day 4], Salman Khan sets another benchmark: Highest number of films in ₹ 💯 cr+ Club... The tally rises to 14 with #Bharat... Breakup:
⭐ ₹ 300 cr: 3
⭐ ₹ 200 cr: 2
⭐ ₹ 100 cr: 9
India biz."

Saturday and Sunday crucial for Bharat

Trade analyst Girish Johar wrote on Twitter, "Day 3 witnessed a 25% drop in BO for #Bharat ...today Day 4 ~ Saturday, some jump is very critical & then sustenance on Day 5 ~ Sunday...for a good strong life BO run"

Salman Khan film earns 22.20 crore on Day 3

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, "#Bharat maintains a grip on Day 3 [Fri]... Mass circuits remain strong, while some circuits faced normal decline after #Eid festivities... Should witness an upturn on Day 4 [Sat] and 5 [Sun]... Wed 42.30 cr, Thu 31 cr, Fri 22.20 cr. Total: ₹ 95.50 cr. India biz."

Salman Khan is the king of single screens

Trade analyst Raj Bansal tweeted, "Single screen owners all over india loves @BeingSalmanKhan because of him they see Housefull boards on there property twice in a year for sure."

Bharat rules in Australia

Salman Khan film Bharat is performing well in Australia. The film collected Rs 2.21 lakh from 11 screens. Bollywood Hungama tweeted, "#BoxOffice: #Bharat Day 3 (Friday) Australia box office - 3,202 USD [Rs. 2.21 lacs] from 11 screens"

Sunil Grover on Bharat's box office performance

Sunil Grover tweeted, "Bharat continues to rule the box office with Day 2 on a weekday after its historical opening and is now headed for a strong weekend! 2nd-Day Collection: 31 Cr*
Total Collection: 73.3 Cr*"

Bharat is trending on number one spot

The official handle of Bharat shared that the film is trending on number one spot on the IMDB website.

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Bharat mints big bucks in Chennai

Salman Khan film Bharat continues to dominate the box office even in Chennai. The film has earned a total of Rs 34 lakhs. "#SalmanKhan's #Bharat Day2 Chennai city gross is 13 lakhs.. 2-days Chennai total is 34 lakh" Kaushik LM tweeted.

Bharat to earn Rs 25 crore?

While trade analyst Raj Bansal estimated Bharat's box office earning on day 3 to be around Rs 20 crore, trade analyst Ramesh Bala tweeted, "Early Estimates for #Bharat Day 3 All-India Nett is ₹ 25 Cr."

Bharat earns 51,716 USD in Australia

On the second day of Bharat at the box office, the Salman Khan film earned 51,716 USD in Australia. Bollywood Hungama tweeted, "#Bharat Day 2 (Thursday) Australia box office - 51,716 USD [Rs. 35.83 lacs] from 63 screens"

Bharat earns 19,632 USD in New Zealand

Bollywood Hungama tweeted, "#BoxOffice: #Bharat Day 3 (Friday) New Zealand box office - 19,632 USD [Rs. 13.60 lacs] from 17 screens"

Bharat to earn over Rs 20 crore on Day 3?

Film distributor and trade analyst Raj Bansal posted on Twitter, "Bharat Day3 collects ₹21Cr. Total 3 Days ₹89Cr. Will enter ₹100Cr. by 4 pm shows today. @BeingSalmanKhan @DishPatani #KatrinaKaif"

The Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta gave the film two-and-a-half stars. She wrote, "The good thing about the film, despite its eye-roll moments, is its attempt to create an ‘ordinary’ man without any particular skills. And the underlining of a nation which belongs to us all. Vilayati, played excellently by Grover, is a Muslim. The dialogue may be over-the-top but it takes us back to the time when pan-Indian films would speak fearlessly about ‘dosti’ and ‘bhaichara’ amongst sworn enemies, about how people are the same everywhere, and that the Partition hasn’t divided ‘dils’ which still beat for each other. Yes, it’s all very Bajrangi Bhaijaan, and all very ‘filmi’, haha, but who doesn’t love the idea of long-separated loved ones being reunited? Treacle it may be, but the tears are real. And moving: my eyes were moist, even when I knew I was being played."

She added, "Yes, it’s hard to believe that a 70 year old can beat off four menacing young men bent upon making mincemeat of him. But then this IS a Bhai movie. He staggers, but is the last man standing. But of course. He may have fixed a grey beard to his chin, but his chest still ripples. What else? In a Salman Khan movie, anything is possible, even tall tales that are meant to transcend borders."