NEW DELHI: The charisma of the 53-year-superstar was witnessed once again on Eid this year when Bharat opened across 4,700 screens in India and recorded an impressive score of Rs. 423.0 million- Salman Khan's biggest Eid blockbuster and his highest opening day collection ever.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh, who shared an analysis of Bharat's opening day performance, wrote: "Salmania grips the nation... Bharat storms the BO... Proves *yet again* Salman Khan is the biggest crowd puller.
Bharat opens much bigger than Salman-Ali Abbas Zafar's Tiger Zinda Hai [Rs. 341.0 million] and Sultan [Rs. 365.4 million]... Wed Rs. 423.0 million.
Bharat also battled the India-South Africa World Cup match on Eid and emerged victorious.
Bharat clearly checked off more than one box on the box office report card and in doing so, it pushed Salman's Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, with a Rs. 400 million Day 1 collection, to the second spot on the list of his highest-scoring opening day movies - "Emerges Salman's biggest opener ever, surpassing *Day 1* biz of Prem Ratan Dhan Payo," tweeted Mr Adarsh.
And like we said, Bharat defeated Sultan to be "Salman's biggest Eid opener, surpassing *Day 1* biz of Sultan [Rs. 365.4 million]."
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