Bharat had a very good extended first weekend of 144 crore nett apprx as collections recovered from a fall post the big national holiday for Eid. There was a good jump on Saturday but the follow up was limited on Sunday due to the big cricket match betwen India and Australia.
The Sunday collections should have been around the 30 crore nett mark but had to settle for 26 crore nett apprx which is just a little higher than Saturday. The film has done well all over although in some centers it was mainly due to Eid and the star power of Salman Khan. When the regular film gets hit by matches it hardly makes a difference as the loss is hardly anything due to low numbers but this film has lost a good 4 crore nett which is a big amount.
The film will have to show a good hold on Monday because if we take out the Eid factor from the Friday then the Friday is probably 18-19 crore nett and if it was to show a normal drop from there then it would probably be decent weekday numbers rather than good. The numbers are there already and in economics turns its a plus but a sustained run at the box office is very crucial for real success.
The collections of Bharat over the first five days are as follow
Wednesday - 41,75,00,000 apprx
Thursday - 30,00,00,000 apprx
Friday - 21,25,00,000 apprx
Saturday - 25,00,00,000 apprx
Sunday - 26,00,00,000 apprx
TOTAL - 144,25,00,000 apprx
The second and third biggest grossers of the year are Kesari and Total Dhamaal at 151 and 150 crore nett respectively and Bharat has almost reached their numbers in five days. It should beat these films within six days unless something goes drastically wrong but there is a lot work to do reach the top film of 2019 which is of Uri - The Surgical Strike at 244 crore nett.