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Fans celebrate as Salman Khan’s Bharat becomes his 14th film in 100-crore club

Nine of his films are in the Rs 100 crore club, 2 in Rs 200 crore club and 3 films in the Rs 300 crore club.

SNS | New Delhi |

Salman Khan starrer Bharat has been the best Eid gift for not just fans but also the star himself.

The megastar’s film has been churning numbers at the box office at a surprising rate. Despite releasing on the day of Team India’s first match in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, the film performed extremely well for a mid-week release.

It earned Rs 42.30 crores on its first day. With this, Salman broke his own record. Sooraj Barjatya’s directorial, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo starring an ensemble cast had earned Rs 40. 35 crores on its opening day in 2015.

Despite business dipping on weekdays following Wednesday, the film’s collected a total of Rs 100 crores in just three days, according to film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh. According to him, following Eid celebrations, multiplexes saw a decline in the numbers whereas single screens saw great business.

He wrote, “Plexes saw normal decline, while single screens held fort… Saw excellent occupancy in evening/night shows…” He also shared figures from this year’s Bollywood films opening day business. Among big budget multi starrers like Total Dhamaal, Kalank and others like Kesari and Gully Boy, Salman Khan’s Bharat has had the biggest opening so far.

On the third-day numbers, the analyst shared figures that show that Bharat has not just crossed the Rs 100 crore-mark but has also become the 14th Salman film to cross the Rs 100 crore and above club.

The record makes Salman Khan, the only actor in Bollywood to set a new benchmark. Nine of his films are in the Rs 100 crore club, 2 in Rs 200 crore club and 3 films in the Rs 300 crore club.


Salman fans have been elated ever since the news came into circulation. Many have been posting heartfelt messages for the star along with many sharing memes and messages congratulating him.