In its lifetime, Vivek Agnihotri’s The Kashmir Files had netted Rs. 252.90 crores at the box office, hence emerging as the highest Bollywood grosser so far of 2022. The film is in fact surpassed only by the dubbed Hindi versions of RRR and KGF: Chapter 2. Both these films are south products and caught audience fancy. Now the manner in which Brahmastra is currently doing, it is set to find itself right at the top amongst Bollywood releases at least, what with Rs. 250 crores set to be comfortably crossed.
This is now sure to happen due to the stupendous jump that the Ayan Mukherji directed film has seen on Saturday, what with Rs. 14.50 crores coming in. This is still better than the first day number of Kartik Aryan’s Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 (Rs. 14.11 crores) and that film was a massive blockbuster too. So with Brahmastra doing more than that on its 9th day pretty much signifies that the film has been accepted well by the audiences and that too all over. In fact with its lifetime reaching Rs. 192.50 crores already, the Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt starrer has also gone past the entire lifetime of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 (Rs. 185 crores) and even matched Sooryavanshi (Rs. 196 crores).
Of course, Brahmastra is also the most expensive of the lot and hence ideally, the kind of numbers that it is generating is in any case a bare minimum expectation. Still, the times are such that survival is the key with just respectable numbers expected and no one is pondering too much about delivering a hit or a blockbuster. In such times with this Karan Johar film turning out to be a good hit, one can well expect Dharma Productions, Star Studios and other producers associated with Brahmastra to be glad indeed.
Note: All collections as per production and distribution sources