Salman’s Bharat movie has done a marvelous job at the box office. It has made a collection of over Rs 207 cr so far in India. However, its business run has slowed down after the release of Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani starrer Kabir Singh. (Check: Kabir Singh 6th Day Collection.)
Salman and Katrina starrer Bharat has entered into the coveted Rs 200 crore club in its second week. Since then, it seems to be just dragging without seeing much growth. It was released on the auspicious occasion of Eid 2019 on June 5. It completely took benefit of the national holiday and opened to a massive collection of Rs 42.30 crores.
With it, Bharat became the second highest Bollywood opener of all time, just after Aamir Khan’s Thugs of Hindostan, and biggest opener for 2019. Also, it has become the highest opener for Salman Khan. Since 2009, Eid and Salman’s movies have become synonymous as he has been releasing one movie on Eid per year.
It all started with Wanted (2009) and he has been doing it so far. He has registered many blockbusters released on Eid. Now, his latest venture has also proved to be a blockbuster one. Now, it’s facing tough competition from Shahid’s Kabir Singh which was released to an average critics response.
Bharat starring Katrina also got the same mixed response from the critics, but it didn’t stop it from earning moolah at the worldwide box office. Kabir Singh has already beaten Bharat in terms of its first Sunday collection by collecting Rs 27.75 crores whereas Bharat earned just Rs 25.54 crores.
With over 4500 screens in India, Bharat collected Rs 100 crore in just four days while Kabir Singh which was released on over 3100 screens earned Rs 100 cr in five days. The Ali Abbas Zafar directorial is an official remake of the Korean hit film Ode to My Father. It features India’s history parallel to the life of an ordinary man.
It was released on over 1300 screens overseas. Besides Salman and Katrina, Bharat stars Jackie Shroff, Disha Patani, Sunil Grover among others in important roles. It has earned $9.5 million (~Rs 66.05 cr) from oversea markets.
It has made a worldwide gross collection of Rs 297+ crores. Bharat was made on a whopping budget of Rs 125 crores including both production and advertising cost.