Salman Khan’s latest Bharat is ruling the Indian box office. After just five days of its box office run, it has earned Rs 150.10 crore. It had opened with Rs 42.30 crore. The film, directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, also stars Katrina Kaif, Tabu, Sunil Grover ,Disha Patani and Jackie Shroff among others.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the film’s latest figures. He wrote, “#Bharat Wed 42.30 cr, Thu 31 cr, Fri 22.20 cr, Sat 26.70 cr, Sun 27.90 cr. Total: ₹ 150.10 cr. India biz… After a glorious start, #Bharat needs to score on weekdays… Mon-Thu biz will give an idea of lifetime biz… Will emerge second highest grosser of 2019 today [Day 6].”
Trade also added, “#Bharat had a solid *extended* opening weekend… Thunderous Day 1 and 2 [#Eid festivities]… Maintained consistency from Day 3 to 5 [₹ 20 cr+ on all days]… Two crucial cricket matches #CWC19 – on Wed [#INDvSA] and Sun [#INDvAUS] – made a significant dent in biz.”
Bharat is the biggest Hindi film opener this year. Thanks to its success, Salman now has the most films in the Rs 100 crore club. Whatever the critical reception be, his films are nearly always guaranteed to make loads of money.
Initially, Priyanka Chopra was going to star in Bharat, but she had to leave the project due to her wedding with American musician Nick Jonas. Katrina Kaif, who has worked with Salman Khan and Ali Abbas Zafar previously, was then brought in.