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Bharat box office day 2: Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif films earns Rs 73.3 crore

Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif’s Bharat has earned Rs 31 crore on day two, taking its total collection to Rs 73.30 crore in two days.

bollywood Updated: Jun 07, 2019 12:47 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif in a still from Bharat.
Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif in a still from Bharat.
         

Bollywood actor Salman Khan’s latest release Bharat saw a dip on the second day of release after creating box office records on the opening day. The film, that registered fourth highest opening ever in India, earned Rs 31 crore on day two, Thursday, trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.

“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: ₹ 73.30 cr. India biz,” he wrote. 

An official remake of Korean drama An Ode to my Father, Bharat became the fourth highest opener ever and second biggest opener of 2019 following Avengers Endgame which made Rs 53 crore on its first day. Bharat toppled Akshay Kumar’s Kesari from the list of biggest Bollywood openers of 2019. Aamir Khan’s Thugs of Hindostan, which released on Christmas last year, holds the slot for second highest opener ever in India with a collection of Rs 52.25 crore on the first day of its release.

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Bharat also emerged on top among all films by Salman, toppling his 2015 Diwali release, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo from the top slot, which made an opening collection of Rs 39.32 crore. An excited Salman thanked fans and tweeted, “Big thk u sabko fr giving sabse bada opening mere career ka par what made me the happiest & proudest is ki during a scene in my film jab national anthem is recited ev1 stood up as a mark of respect. There could be no bigger respect for our country than this... Jai Hind #Bharat.” 

Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, Bharat also registered record advance booking of Rs 24 crore. Hollywood action film Avengers: Endgame recorded the highest advance booking of Rs 49.62 (Hindi and English version in Hindi markets, without South India) while Avengers: Infinity War is at the third spot with Rs 29. 14 crore. Bahubali: The Conclusion ranks second with Rs 37.53 crore and Thugs Of Hindostan is at the fourth slot with Rs 26. 27 crore advance booking. Salman’s Tiger Zinda Hai stands at the fifth slot with Rs 24.76 crore earnings in advance bookings.

Bharat also stars Tabu, Sunil Grover, Jackie Shroff, Disha Patani and Nora Fatehi.

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First Published: Jun 07, 2019 10:04 IST

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