Ali Abbas Zafar's directorial venture Bharat kicked off the second week at the box office in a not-so-great manner. After managing to do decent business over the second weekend, the film witnessed a sharp dip in its collection on Monday. While the drop was expected, Bharat could have performed much better considering it took a massive opening on day 1. The period drama starring Salman Khan, Sunil Grover and Katrina Kaif in the lead released on June 5 and ended up earning Rs 42.30 crore on the same day, becoming the biggest opener of 2019. But after getting cash registers ringing in the opening weekend, Bharat slowed down on weekdays and since then has been minting in the one-digit range. Bharat Box Office Collection Day 12: Sakman Khan, Katrina Kaif and Disha Patani's Eid Release Fares Decently on Sunday Despite India Versus Pakistan World Cup Match
While Salman and Kat's Eid release is set to enter the Rs 200 crore club, the film is far from being a clean blockbuster. On day 12, Monday, it collected Rs 2.50 crore, bringing its total box office collection to Rs 197.05 crore as per BollywoodHungama. Since there is no competition at the box office, the movie should have ideally minted more money.
Further, Boxofficeindia.com has reported, "Bharat showed normal trending on its second Monday with a drop of 35% apprx from Friday. The film lost business on Sunday due to the cricket match but it's not covering any of those losses because if it was then the drop on Monday would be better than normal. The same thing happened last week when Sunday was also affected by the match." Bharat Box Office Collection Day 11: Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif Starrer Performs Well on Saturday, Witnesses a Spike in its Collection
"Overall, Bharat is a success and will be a SEMI HIT or HIT film depending on what happens this Friday when there is competition from a major new release." Yes, this Friday, Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani starrer Kabir Singh will hit the screens and that will definitely hamper Bharat's business at the ticket windows from June 21 onwards.