Salman Khan is back with a bang on the silver screen. Khan’s Eid release Bharat recorded opening day collections of Rs. 41.50 crore, making it the second highest first day earnings of all time for a Hindi film. The record for the highest opening day collections are currently held by Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan’s Diwali release Thugs of Hindostan that had made Rs. 48.27 crore last year.
Not only has the film done well on its opening day, but it has been unstoppable at the box office, earning around Rs 130.5 crore in four days of its release, reveal early estimates, despite one of the biggest sporting events, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, going on England. The film has notched up the highest opening day numbers for a Salman Khan-starrer beating hits like Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (Rs. 39.32 crore), Sultan (Rs. 36.59 crore) and Tiger Zinda Hai (Rs. 34.12 crore).
The film is on its way to breaking all-time records.“Bharat hits the ball out of the park on day one, storms the box office and proves yet again Salman Khan is the biggest crowd puller,” trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
Salman Khan has set a new record with Bharat’s success — he is the biggest star in Bollywood with maximum films (14) in the coveted Rs 100-crore club. Of these 14 films, three have crossed Rs 300 crore, while two films earned over Rs 200 crore.