Bharat has done very good business till now aided by Eid in many circuits but the barometer in Eid is always East Punjab as the Eid affect there only lasts for one day with the big national holiday. After that its back to regular business which is not the case in other circuits.
The second day in East Punjab was a regular working Thursday and the film saw a near 50% drop while most of the country held up much better. It should have held even better as second day after Eid is like a national holiday in most parts of the country and then on Friday the Eid affect remains mainly in mass centres of UP and Bihar.
The growth in East Punjab on Saturday was better than the all India average as the collections came down in areas where Eid was holding them up on the third day. Below is what the trend of the film would have been if there is no leftover after the big Eid holiday. It is a healthy trend on Saturday with film going up 30% plus if things were all normal.
The collections of Bharat over the first four days in East Punjab are as follows.
Wednesday - 3,98,00,000 (national holiday)
Thursday - 2,11,00,000 (-46.98%)
Friday - 1,64,00,000 (-22.27%)
Saturday - 2,16,00,000 (+31.71%)
TOTAL - 9,89,00,000 apprx
East Punjab is normally 9% circuit for a big film like Bharat but it is lower at the moment as it did not get a second day or third day boost but at the end of its run it will settle close to 9%.