Bharat beats Gully Boy to become Bollywood’s biggest overseas grosser of 2019 so far

Salman Khan's Bharat has become the biggest overseas grosser of 2019.

Salman Khan’s Bharat has become the biggest overseas grosser of 2019.

Salman Khan’s Eid 2019 release Bharat is still unbeaten overseas, when it comes to Bollywood releases this year. The last quarter of 2019 is set to begin, but the Ali Abbas Zafar directorial is the highest-grossing Hindi film abroad.

Bharat, co-starring Katrina Kaif, saw Salman sporting different looks in a role that ages from a young guy to an old man in the story. It has minted USD 10.71 million (over Rs 75.99 crore) outside India, according to a daily.

The film had also helped Salman add another feather to his cap. “It becomes back-to-back 14 centuries for Salman Khan,” film and trade expert Girish Johar said when Bharat cruised past Rs 100-crore mark in India.

Gully Boy, India’s official entry official for the 92nd Academy Awards, is next on the list of Bollywood’s biggest grossers abroad this year. Zoya Akhtar’s film raked in USD 10.25 million (over Rs 72.73 crore). Starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt, the film was inspired by the lives of rapper Naved Shaikh, popular by his stage name Naezy, and rapper Divine (Vivian Fernandes). It was a winner in the home market, too.

Josh for Vicky Kaushal’s Uri – The Surgical Strike has been high outside India too. The film has earned USD 7.46 million (over Rs 52.92 crore). Kalank has surprisingly made it to the fourth spot with USD 7.17 million (over Rs 50.87 crore) earning. Although the film, starring Madhuri Dixit, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Sonakshi Sinha and Sanjay Dutt, minted Rs 21.60 crore on its first day in April, it slipped down the charts quickly in India.

The Akshay Kumar-Vidya Balan starrer Mission Mangal, celebrating women power, grabs the fifth position. It earned USD 7.10 million (over Rs 50.38 crore).
Kabir Singh, the biggest domestic hit of the year, is actually at number six in the global charts. The film has earned USD 6.95 million (Rs over Rs 49.31 crore) in the international market.

Total Dhamaal with USD 6.53 million (over Rs 46.33 crore), Super 30 with USD 5.19 million (over Rs 36.82 crore), Badla with USD 4.68 million (over Rs 33.2 crore) and Chhichhore with USD 3.5 million (over Rs 24.83 crore) are the other releases of the year that make it to the top 10 global list as of now.

[“source=indiatoday”]