Salman Khan starrer Bharat movie collects a box office collection of Rs 42.30 crore on the Day 1. Bharat opened with a record-breaking collection at the box office and becomes highest opening day collection ever for Salman Khan. Bharat is Salman’s highest opener after Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, which released in 2015.
Every year, Salman Khan’s has something to offer to his fans on the ocassion of Eid. The film was released on 4,700 screens in India along with 30 other countries.
Among the Bhaijan offerings for the past few years on Eid, Sultan opened at a huge number of Rs 36 crore at the box office back in 2016. In 2017, he came out with Tubelight which was not accepted by his fans as rest of his films, whereas Race 3 managed to cross Rs 300 crore at the box office.
Film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote on Twitter, “#Bharat hits the ball out of the park on Day 1…Emerges Salman’s biggest #Eid opener, surpassing *Day 1* biz of #Sultan [₹ 36.54 cr]. Emerges Salman’s *biggest opener ever*, surpassing *Day 1* biz of #PremRatanDhanPayo [₹ 40.35 cr]. “
#Salmania grips the nation… #Bharat storms the BO… Proves *yet again* Salman Khan is the biggest crowd puller… #Bharat opens much bigger than Salman – Ali Abbas Zafar’s #TigerZindaHai [₹ 34.10 cr] and #Sultan [₹ 36.54 cr]… Wed ₹ 42.30 cr. India biz”, Adarsh
“It may get affected slightly due to India vs South Africa World Cup match, but still numbers will be big”, talking about the box office performance of Bharat, distributor Rajesh Thadani said.
“#Bharat Day-1 Flirting with ₹ 45 cr nett. No massy action sequences. Non Massy content.Pure high on content emotional film & Still film manages to achieve second biggest opening of all time. MEGA STARDOM OF SALMAN KHAN,” Kadel tweeted.