Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatts Brahmastra stops at the box office on weekdays. According to initial estimates, the film has accumulated in the range of Rs. 10.35 to 11.35 crores on Wednesday, bringing the six-day total collection to around Rs. 161 crores. The film will finish its opening week at collections of Rs. 170 crores, which is the highest for a Bollywood film in pandemic times.
The film is doing exceptionally well across the three national chains – PVR, INOX and CINEPOLIS – while mass tapes across the board are showing larger-than-usual declines. Despite the dips on weekdays, the overall week is a total Brahmastra will be strong, mainly due to the exceptional run during the opening weekend. Brahmastra runs like a Hollywood movie, doing well on weekends but falling consistently on weekdays.
Given the trend so far, the 2nd-Weekend Jump is expected to show a big jump. Brahmastra will be aiming for a weekend of at least Rs. 35 crores, and thereby enter the Rs. 200 crore club in just 10 days. Word of mouth has been mixed and if the talk was positive, Rs. 300 crore Lifetime would have been a no-brainer given the hype and pre-release anticipation.
Of the Rs. 161 million, Brahmastra has clocked by Rs. 142 crores in Hindi and another Rs. 19 crores from South Indian dubbed versions. It’s the weekend 2 trend that decides the lifetime collections of Brahmastra.
Other pages: Brahmastra Part One: Shiva Box Office Collection, Brahmastra Part One: Shiva Movie Review