Salman Khan has swayed his fairylike wand once again and made history at the box office. Bharat became the biggest opener in Salman Khan’s career by earning Rs 42.30 crore on its opening day. Salman thanked his fans on Twitter for the new landmark in his career.
Trade Office India said that Ali Abbas Zafar directed film has serrated up the highest opening day numbers for a Salman Khan-starrer beating hits like Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (Rs. 39.32 crore), Sultan (Rs. 36.59 crore) and Tiger Zinda Hai (Rs. 34.12 crore). The Cricket World Cup match between India and South Africa impacted the pools slightly, not managing a major dent. The film is on its way to contravene all-time records in the Hindi belt, especially some cities in Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Central India. Khan’s star power has worked wonders especially in the single screens though the movie is high on emotional drama, not action.
Bharat jagged up a screen count of 4,700 in India and 1,300 overseas. At 121 locations and 75 plus locations, it is the biggest ever Hindi film release in the UAE/Gulf countries and Australia respectively. It is also Khan’s first release to release in Saudi Arabia the same day as India.