Director Ali Abbas Zafar's Bharat has just ended its opening week at the box office and must say, it has done record-breaking business at the ticket windows. The mega-budget period drama was one of the highly anticipated ventures this year and thanks to some amazing reviews and positive word of mouth, Bharat raked in Rs 180 crore in its extended week of nine days. With such humongous collections, Bharat has created and shattered several records and we have listed some of them for you. So, let's check them out...
Biggest opener of 2019
Bharat, which released on Eid, took advantage of the mid-week holiday and raked in Rs 42.30 crore on its first day at the box office. With this mammoth total, Bharat crushed Kalank, Kesari and Gully Boy to become the biggest Bollywood opener of the year.
Biggest opener of Salman Khan
Apart from becoming the highest opener of the year, Bharat has also turned out to be the biggest opener for Salman Khan, surpassing Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, which had collected Rs 40.35 crore on its first day. It was directed by Sooraj Barjatya and also featured Sonam Kapoor and Neil Nitin Mukesh in key roles.
Highest first weekend grosser
Bharat raked in Rs 150.10 crore in its extended weekend of five days and crushed Akshay Kumar's Kesari by a huge margin, which had collected Rs 78.07 crore in its first weekend. Though the film failed to surpass the business of Avengers: Endgame, which had minted Rs 157 crore in just three days.
Highest first week grosser
With Rs 180 crore in its opening week, Bharat also achieved the milestone of being the highest first week grosser of 2019, beating biggies like Kesari, Total Dhamaal, Gully Boy, Uri and Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi.
Salman Khan's seventh highest grosser
In just nine days, Bharat has emerged as the ninth highest grosser of the megastar and has crushed the business of his previous blockbusters like Dabangg 2, Bodyguard, Ready, Jai Ho and many more.
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