The EID festival celebration is incomplete without Salman Khan and superstar knows how to keep his fans happy as his latest film, Bharat, became the highest opening film of his career.
Salman Khan faced a tough time as his last EID releases, Race 3 and Tubelight suffered at the box office. However, the good advance booking for Ali Abbas Zafar directed Bharat, became the 6th highest advances of all time. Based on South Korean Film, An Ode To My Father, Salman Khan’s Bharat has already set the eye-ball rolling with its first teaser, enigmatic trailer and super-hit songs like Slow Motion and Aithey Aa , which were quite popular.
Prem ratan dhan payo
The advance booking report for Bharat can be compared to even likes of Thugs Of Hindostan, Tiger Zinda Hai, Sanju or Sultan but fell short of Avengers:Endgame and Bahubali 2.
Bharat has take an eye-popping opening in the morning shows to 65% across India which is biggest opening since Thugs Of Hindostan, released last year. Despite the crucial world cup match between India and South Africa, the earnings boosted in the evening and night shows, bringing the jaw-dropping total to somewhere between Rs 43-45 crores (as per early estimates) and higher than what we expected. With this earnings, Salman Khan has scored his biggest opening beating Sooraj Barjatya directed Prem Ratan Dhan Payo which earned a massive Rs 40.35 crores when it was released in Diwali 2015. Released in 4700 screens in domestic market and with the holiday of EID today, Bharat also became the second the highest opening film of all time after Aamir Khan starrer Thugs Of Hindostan (Rs 50.75 crores in Hindi)
The action-drama also stars Tabu, Katrina Kaif, and Disha Patani in lead roles and will be produced by Atul Agnihotri, Alvira Khan Agnihotri and Bhushan Kumar. The film tells the chronicles of an ordinary man over the span of 60 years. Salman Khan re-unites with Abbas Ali Zafar for their third collaboration after giving blockbusters like Sultan and Tiger Zinda Hai. The budget of Bharat is Rs 125 Crore (Production Cost: 105 Crores, Prints & Advertising Cost: 20 Crore)