It’s the 8th day (2nd Wednesday) for Bharat at the box office. In the first 7 days (1st week), it has made a collection of Rs 167.50 cr in India alone. Salman & Katrina starrer film got off to a flying start, registering its opening with a whooping Rs 42.30 cr. (Check: Bollywood Box Office Collection.)
With it, Bharat became the 2nd highest Bollywood opener of all time. It also registered highest opening day collections for Salman Khan. With its first week collections, it became the second highest grosser of 2019. But, now, it has been hit hard in its second week of release due to cricket world cup 2019 and Hollywood releases. (See: Upcoming Movies.)
So, it becomes interesting to see if it will be able to cross the mark of 200 cr this week or not. The film minted Rs 8.30 crores on its seventh day (1st Tuesday), yesterday. It is still more than what most other Hindi films earn over the weekend. But, it nowhere close to being a Salman Khan film, if compared to likes of Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Sultan, etc.
There are expectations that it should be able to cross the mark of Rs 175 cr today, i.e., 2nd Wednesday. Now, it is only behind Uri: The Surgical Strike to become the highest grosser of the year. It has already beaten the likes of Akshay Kumar’s Kesari, and multi-starrer Total Dhamaal.
The directorial venture of Ali Abbas Zafar has a challenging task ahead this weekend. It will compete against the crucial India vs Pakistan match lined-up for this Sunday, June 16, 2019. In the cricket world, this is a huge event enough to keep people at home and glued to their television sets.
Moreover, this coming Friday, another Hollywood release ‘Men in Black’ starring Chris Hemsworth is scheduled to be released. The actor is in the limelight after the success of Avengers: Endgame. So, he should be able to draw audience to theaters. Let’s now talk about the 8th day collection of Bharat.
After a drastic drop of Monday, Salman’s film is faring steadily through the weekdays. The trending could have better, but it’s not that bad. Today, it has witnessed a slight drop of around 10% compared to yesterday, Monday. That’s a normal drop seen in the weekdays.
Coming to morning shows occupancy, it has opened to 12-13% on an average. Luckily, the film doesn’t seem to be crashing further. In the afternoon, it went up to 20%, and in the evening, it went up to 30%. So, based on the trend, it should earn somewhere around Rs 8 crores on its second Wednesday.
- Bharat 8th Day Collection – Rs 7 cr (updated)
- Bharat 8 Days Box Office Collections – Rs. 170 cr (updated)
- Overseas (5 days) = $7 million (~Rs 48.50 crores)
- Worldwide – Rs 225 cr (being calculated)
Stay tuned as the report will be updated during the day.