Salman's much-anticipated film Bharat hit the screens on June 5. Ali Abbas Zafar's directorial venture did phenomenal on its opening day and the box office wheel is rolling since then
The movie that became Salman's biggest Eid opener did much better business than Tiger Zinda Hai and Sultan on first day.
According to Bollywood business analyst, Taran Adarsh, the collections are steady and declined only by a margin because of it opening mid week and succedding days beein working days but the evening and night shows compensated for the empty theaters during the morning and day shows. Bharat grossed Rs 31 crore on day two.
"#Bharat puts up a big total on Day 2 [working day after #Eid holiday]... Plexes saw normal decline, while single screens held fort... Saw excellent occupancy in evening/night shows... Overall, 2-day total is superb... Wed 42.30 cr, Thu 31 cr. Total: â‚¹ 73.30 cr.:
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. Bharat also became Salman's first movie to be released in Saudi Arabia.
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).
Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, the film also stars Katrina Kaif, Disha Patani and Sunil Grover in prominent roles.
Salman's upcoming movie Inshallah with director Sanjay Leela Bhansali starring Alia will release on Eid 2020.