- 'Bharat' made over Rs 9 crore on its first Monday
- 'Bharat' scored a total of Rs 159 crore in six days
- 'Bharat' marks Salman's biggest opening film ever
Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif's new film Bharat had a blockbuster first few days and suddenly witnessed a downward graph on Monday, reported trade analyst Taran Adarsh. During its six-day stay in theatres so far, Bharat has recorded a score of Rs 159.30 crore with Monday contributing Rs 9.20 crore. "Bharat dips, after a long, rich weekend... Will have to speed up on remaining weekdays [Tue to Thu] and also in Weekend 2... Now second highest grosser of 2019, after crossing lifetime biz of Kesari and Total Dhamaal in 6 days." Bharat is now only second to Uri: The Surgical Strike on Bollywood's list of 2019's highest earning films. Kesari, Total Dhamaal and Gully Boy take up the remaining spots.
Taran Adarsh, who also provided a day-wise break-up of Bharat added that while Salman and Katrina's film has to improve its performance over the week for better numbers, the upcoming India vs Pakistan World Cup match will leave a huge impact on Bharat's box office scores. "The crucial World Cup cricket match [#INDvPAK #CWC19] will make a big dent in biz on coming Sun [16 June]."
Read Mr Adarsh's box office evaluation of Bharat here:
#Bharat dips, after a long, rich weekend... Will have to speed up on remaining weekdays [Tue to Thu] and also in Weekend 2... Now second highest grosser of 2019, after crossing *lifetime biz* of #Kesari and #TotalDhamaal in 6 days.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 11, 2019
#Bharat eyes Rs 175 cr+ in its *extended* Week 1... Wed 42.30 cr, Thu 31 cr, Fri 22.20 cr, Sat 26.70 cr, Sun 27.90 cr, Mon 9.20 cr. Total: Rs 159.30 cr. India biz... The crucial World Cup cricket match [#INDvPAK#CWC19] will make a big dent in biz on coming Sun [16 June].— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 11, 2019
Meanwhile, Bharat set off fireworks at the box office on Eid, when it opened to score Rs 42 crore and became Salman Khan's biggest opening film ever.
#Bharat hits the ball out of the park on Day 1...— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 6, 2019
Emerges Salman's biggest #Eid opener, surpassing *Day 1* biz of #Sultan [Rs 36.54 cr].
Emerges Salman's *biggest opener ever*, surpassing *Day 1* biz of #PremRatanDhanPayo [Rs 40.35 cr].
Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, Salman Khan reunites with Katrina Kaif in Bharat, which features him in several look changes as the storyline is spread out over six decades. Salman and Katrina co-star with Jackie Shroff, Nora Fatehi and Sunil Grover in the film.