Superstar Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer highly-awaited period drama Bharat has emerged as the second Hindi film of the year after Uri The Surgical Strike to cross the 200-crore mark but unfortunately is getting a lower-than-expected response from the audience in its second week.
Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, the official adaptation of South Korean film Ode To My Father has got succeed to convince critics and gathered mostly positive reviews but the audience has mixed opinion about it. This is why the film has slowed down just after the opening weekend.
Being one of the most-awaited films of the year, Bharat had started its journey at a superb note. In the 9-days extended opening week, it raked the business of 180.05 crores that included 150.10 crores in the 5-days weekend and 29.95 crores on weekdays from 4700 screens nationwide.
In the second weekend, Reel Life Productions, T-Series Films & Salman Khan Films’ production got hit by India Vs Pakistan cricket match and managed to collect the amount of 16.86 crores with 4.30 crores on Friday, 6.37 crores on Saturday & 6.19 crores on Sunday.
Then on weekdays, Bharat had entered with a significant drop in footfalls and did the business of 2.63 crores on 2nd Monday & 2.32 crores on 2nd Tuesday. On the next day i.e. 3rd Wednesday as it was released on Wednesday, the film minted 2.07 crores with a further dip and raised 15 days total collection to 203.93 crores nett at the domestic box office.