Bharat records a smashing opening day collection of Rs. 42.30 Crores. As per film critic and analyst Taran Adarsh, Bharat starring actors Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Disha Patani and Sunil Grover, has towered over films (on opening collection basis) like Kalank (Rs 21.60 Crores),. Kesari (Rs 21.06 Crores),Gully Boy (Rs19.40 Crores) ,Total Dhamaal (Rs 16.50 Crores).
Released during Eid this Abbas Ali directed film has had a strong opening despite harsh reviews and criticism on lengthy running time – it has indeed acted as a strong comeback for Salman Khan after Race 3 and for Katrina Kaif after Thugs of Hindostan and Zero.