Salman's much-anticipated film Bharat hit the screens on June 5. Ali Abbas Zafar's directorial venture did phenomenal on its opening day.
The movie did much better business than Tiger Zinda Hai and Sultan on first day.
According to Bollywood business analyst, Taran Adarsh, The movie grossed record breaking 42.30cr on Day one which was also the occassion of eid and widely observed as a holiday. Released in 4700 screens across India, Bharat has managed to get a bumper opening.
#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 Zafarâ€™s #TigerZindaHai [â‚¹ 34.10 cr] and #Sultan [â‚¹ 36.54 cr]... Wed â‚¹ 42.30 cr. India biz.â€” taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 6, 2019
Bharat also became Salman's first movie to be released in Saudi Arabia.Â
With this, Bharat may well have become the second-highest Hindi opener of all time only behind the original Hindi version of Thugs of Hindostan (Rs 50.75 crore). In fact, the tentative figure is higher than the opening-day number of the Hindi version of Baahubali 2 (Rs 41 crore).
It is worth mentioning that even after getting mixed reviews, and getting released on the day of India's first World Cup 2019 match, the movie lived up to box office expectations and raked such phenomenal numbers.Â
Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, the film also stars Katrina Kaif, Disha Patani and Sunil Grover in prominent roles.