The Salman Khan starrer Bharat released last week and was welcomed by the audience with open arms. Being one of the most anticipated releases, Bharat witnessed a massive start with Rs. 42.30 cr coming in on Day 1. Following this, the business of the film which released across 4000 screens in the domestic market remained stable over its opening weekend.
In this box office analysis we take a look at the opening weekend collections of Bharat while comparing the same to previous releases. Collecting Rs.150.10 cr over its five day extended opening weekend the business of Bharat manages to surpass the collections of Salman Khan’s previous releases Prem Ratan Dhan Payo that had collected Rs. 129.77 cr over its four day opening weekend to become the second highest all-time opening weekend grosser. Interestingly, though the collections of Bharat do not surpass Salman’s other release Sultan that had collected Rs. 180.36 cr, the business of the Ali Abbas Zafar directorial does manage to out beat other releases like Baahubali 2 - The Conclusion that collected R.s 128.00 cr, Thugs Of Hindostan that collected Rs. 123.00 cr [4 Day weekend], Sanju that collected Rs. 120.06 cr, Tiger Zinda Hai that collected Rs. 114.93 cr, Padmaavat that collected Rs. 114.00 cr [4 Day weekend], Happy New Year that collected Rs. 108.86 cr, and Dhoom 3 that collected Rs. 107.61 cr.
Currently, Bharat still continues to run unopposed in cinemas with expectation stating that the business of the film will continue to grow over its first week. However, trade predictions state that while the film will continue to run the business of Bharat is likely to see a dip on weekdays.
Top 10 All-time Highest Opening Weekend grosser
Movie Name – Opening Weekend collections
Sultan - Rs. 180.36 cr [5 Day weekend]
Bharat - R.s 150.10 cr [5 Day weekend]
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo - R.s 129.77 cr [4 Day weekend]
Baahubali 2 - The Conclusion - R.s 128.00 cr
Thugs Of Hindostan - Rs. 123.00 cr [4 Day weekend]
Sanju - Rs. 120.06 cr
Tiger Zinda Hai - Rs. 114.93 cr
Padmaavat - Rs. 114.00 cr [4 Day weekend]
Happy New Year - Rs. 108.86 cr
Dhoom 3 - Rs. 107.61 cr