Brahmastra Part One- Shiva is officially back on track. After four consecutive days, in which the domestic box office collections of the film fell sharply, the film is picked up again in its second weekend. On its second Saturday – September 17 – the film showed a massive 50 percent growth in collections across India, adding to the promise of a healthy lifetime run. It also overtook The Kashmir Files in worldwide revenue and became the highest-grossing Hindi film of this year. Also read: Alia Bhatt Says Brahmastra Box Office Success Shows Reaction To Film Is Positive
According to trade sources, the Ayan Mukerji movie, starring Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, earned somewhere between 15.5-16 crore net in all languages across India on Saturday. In comparison: the film deserved 10.5 crore on Friday and just over 9 crore on Thursday, the lowest single-day figure to date. This just takes his total net domestic collection just shy of 200 crores. The gross worldwide collection is also approaching the 350 crore mark. This means it has exceeded The Kashmir Files’ lifetime earnings of 340 crore to become the highest-grossing Hindi film of the year.
The film’s net domestic collection is now the second highest for all Hindi films this year, crossing Kartik Aaryan’s Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, which collected 185 crore in India. In that list, Brahmastra is still behind Vivek Agnihotri’s The Kashmir Files, which contains net collections of 252 crores. It should be noted that The Kashmir Files budget of 15 crore was only a fraction of Brahmastra’s total budget.
Trade analysts have said Sunday’s jump may not be quite as high now, but even a slight rise will give the film a chance to 40 crore second weekend which is a very healthy number. The absence of major releases this weekend has helped the film, something that will continue next weekend. In fact Brahmastra has virtually no competition at the Indian box office until Vikram Vedha and Ponniyin Selvan: I arrive on September 30th. That means that the film in the 300 crore club domestically, if all goes well.
However, considering the huge movie The budget of 410 crore may not be enough to call it a guaranteed success. Many factors have to be taken into account for this. But one thing is clear: the film has managed to get people back into theaters, which many big Bollywood movies hadn’t done earlier this year.