At around Rs. 55 crores* coming in the second week, Brahmastra is now a firm hit at the box office. The film had grossed over Rs. 40 crores over the weekend and then Rs. 14 crores* more were added during the weekdays to make a very hefty total. The film had already passed a massive milestone behind the Rs. 200 crores mark earlier and currently stands at Rs. 227 crores*. In doing so, it equated the service life figures Chennai Express (Rs. 227 crores).
The film is moving up the charts in the list of the highest grossing films of all time and the next big milestone is Rs. 250 crores. Once that happens, the Ayan Mukherji-directed film would have made the Biggies Lifetime Score Like Whip Uri – The Surgical Strike (Rs. 245.36 crores), Kric 3 (Rs. 244.92 crores), simba (Rs. 240.31 crores) and kick (Rs. 232 crores). That would be a big milestone post The Kashmir Files (Rs. 253 crores) and once that figure is surpassed, the Karan Johar and Star Studios production would be the highest-grossing film of the year to date.
But before that, a major milestone awaits the starring roles of Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Mouni Roy and Amitabh Bachchan. Today, due to National Cinema Day, the film will see record box office occupancy. In fact, all shows on premium IMAX and 3D screens are already sold out across the country, and schedules are filling up fast for the 2D version too. This would mean that the occupancy rate would be one of the best ever and the third Friday could be on par with or even better than the second Friday in terms of collections, an achievement that has never been seen before.
*Estimates. Final numbers awaited
Other pages: Brahmastra Part One: Shiva Box Office Collection, Brahmastra Part One: Shiva Movie Review