Despite the absence of any new major Hindi release, superstar Salman Khan & Katrina Kaif starrer Bharat is not getting the desired response from the audience in its second week. Although due to a massive first week, it has joined the 200-crore club at the domestic box office.
Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, the Hindi period drama has gathered mostly positive reviews from critics but unfortunately got failed to entertain all the viewers. The audience has a mixed opinion about the film, this is why it had recorded a major drop in footfalls after the opening weekend.
Bharat had started its journey at a fantastic note and registered the third best opening of all time in Hindi Cinema. In the 9-days extended first week, it did 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.
Then in the second weekend, the official adaptation of South Korean film Ode To My Father got affected by India Vs Pakistan cricket match and raked the business of 16.86 crores with 4.30 crores on Friday, 6.37 crores on Saturday & 6.19 crores on Sunday.
On 2nd Monday, Bharat had witnessed a further drop in footfalls and bagged the amount of 2.63 crores. On the next day i.e. 2nd Tuesday, it managed to garner 2.32 crore and raised its 14 days total collection to 201.86 crores nett at the domestic box office.