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Bharat leads among highest first weekend grossers of 2019

Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer Bharat, based on the 2014 South Korean film Ode To My Father, is doing wonders at the box office since the day of its release. The film released in theatres during the festival of Eid on June 5 and it became the highest day one grosser of 2019 by collecting Rs 42.10 crore. To add to this, the film made another record of grossing the highest in its first weekend of all the Hindi releases of 2019. It collected a whopping Rs 144.65 crore in just five days.

Prior to this, the highest weekend one grosser of the current year was Dharma Production’s Kesari featuring Akshay Kumar, which grossed Rs 77.35 crore. This makes Bharat’s collections approximately 87 per cent higher than that of Kesari. Following Bharat and Kesari, the other films among the top five first weekend grossers of 2019 include Gully Boy with Rs 66.39 crore, Kalank with Rs 62.47 crore and Total Dhamaal with Rs 61.77 crore.

Bharat’s collections are a result of the Salman Khan magic, strong buzz surrounding the film as well as positive word-of-mouth. The film is expected to do a business of around Rs 200 crore.


Sr. No. Movie Title 1st Weekend
1 Bharat (5 Days) 1,44,65,00,000
2 Kesari (4 Days) 77,35,00,000
3 Gully Boy (4 Days) 66,39,00,000
4 Kalank (5 Days) 62,47,00,000
5 Total Dhamaal 61,77,00,000
6 Manikarnika - The Queen Of Jhansi (Hindi) 40,20,00,000
7 Student Of The Year 2 38,83,00,000
8 De De Pyaar De (With Paid preview) 38,54,00,000
9 URI 34,57,00,000
10 Luka Chuppi 30,47,00,000
11 Badla 21,50,00,000
12 RAW - Romeo Akbar Walter 20,50,00,000
13 Jungalee 12,96,00,000
14 Thackeray (Hindi) 12,75,00,000
15 Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga 11,83,00,000
16 The Accidental Prime Minister 11,57,00,000
17 PM Narendra Modi 9,62,00,000
18 India`s Most Wanted 8,25,00,000
19 Why Cheat India 5,86,00,000
20 Sonchiriya 3,58,00,000


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