We had told you before in our early estimates report that Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif's Bharat didn't show a huge jump on Sunday at the box office, due to India vs Australia cricket world cup match. Now, the official collections of the fifth day are out and it is almost similar to what we had predicted in our early estimates report. The period drama raked in Rs 27.90 crore yesterday and now stands at the grand total of Rs 150.10 crore.
If the film holds well in the weekdays, Bharat may enter the Rs 200 crore club at the ticket windows by the end of its extended opening week. Since there no big releases on the coming Friday, we are expecting Salman Khan's Bharat to retain most of its screens. Hollywood venture MIB: International, Taapsee Pannu's Game Over and Prabhudheva and Tamannaah Bhatia's Khamoshi are arriving this week and none of them are high on buzz.
Bharat, directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, brings Salman back to the big screen a year after Race 3, which too coincided with Eid. The new film features the Dabangg star in six different looks, ranging from a young circus champion to a 60-year-old man, where he sports greying hair. After receiving a positive response from the audience, Zafar said in a statement: "It is humbling to be showered this kind of love by audiences. I have tried to present Salman Khan in a totally new light and as a totally new hero with 'Bharat'. "I'm ecstatic that audiences have liked our attempt to make 'Bharat' a thoroughly entertaining joyride that also has its soul in the right place."
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