Last week on Wednesday we finally saw the release of the much talked about and keenly anticipated Salman Khan starrer Bharat. Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar the film witnessed a wide release across 4000 screens in the domestic market and 1250+ screens overseas. This coupled with the Eid released ensured that Bharat takes off on a high note.
Post its stellar opening, we at Bollywood Hungama took a look at some of the records the business of Bharat managed to accomplish on its opening day. Now, post its five day extended festive weekend we take a look at some of the opening weekend records that Bharat has managed to accomplish:
- Highest opening weekend grosser of 2019 in Overseas
Released across 1250+ screens in the overseas markets, Bharat has managed to draw in USD 7 million [Rs. 48.55 cr] surpassing previous 2019 releases like Kalank that collected USD 4.84 million, Gully Boy that collected USD 4.80 million, Total Dhamaal that collected USD 3.41 million and Kesari that had collected USD 2 million.
- Salman Khan's 4th highest opening weekend grosser in overseas
Among Salman Khan’s films, Bharat which marks his and Ali Abbas Zafar’s third collaboration has managed to become the actor’s fourth highest opening weekend grosser in the overseas markets. Interestingly, among the top 5 grossers all three films viz. Sultan, Tiger Zinda Hai and Bharat find a spot.
- Salman Khan’s 2nd highest opening weekend grosser
With Bharat becoming Salman Khan’s second highest opening weekend grosser, all three films that have seen him collaborate with Ali Abbas Zafar feature in the Top 5 opening weekend grosser.
- 2nd Highest all-time opening weekend grosser
Bharat that raked in Rs. 150.10 cr on its opening weekend has managed to become the second highest all-time opening weekend grosser. Thanks to this, Salman Khan now has three out of five films among the Top 5 Highest all-time opening weekend grosser.
- Becomes the highest opening weekend grosser of 2019
Enjoying an extended five day festive opening weekend Bharat maximized collections with a wide screen count. In fact, the film drew in Rs. 150.10 cr surpassing the Akshay Kumar starrer Kesari that had collected Rs. 78.07 cr to become the highest opening weekend grosser of 2019.
- Becomes the second highest grossing film of 2019
If that wasn’t all, though Bharat is still running the business of the film has managed to position it as the second highest grossing film of 2019 already. With a week’s run still left, there is no doubt that Bharat will eventually become the highest grossing film of 2019.