The cinema shows a growth of 50%; beats The Kashmir Files to be the first Hindi release of 2022

Hindustan time

September 18, 2022, 1:10 p.m.

Last modification: September 18, 2022, 1:23 p.m.

Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt in a Brahmastra image.

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Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt in a Brahmastra image.

Brahmastra Part One – Shiva is officially back on track. After four consecutive days, where the film’s domestic box office collections saw steep declines, the film returned to its second weekend.

On its second Saturday – September 17 – the film showed a whopping 50% growth in collections across India, promising healthy living. It also overtook The Kashmir Files in terms of global earnings to become the highest-grossing Hindi film of that year.

According to trade sources, the film Ayan Mukerji, which stars Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, earned somewhere between ₹15.5-16 crore nett across all languages ​​across India on Saturday. In comparison, the film had earned ₹10.5 crore on Friday and just over ₹9 crore on Thursday, its lowest single-day figure to date. This takes his overall net national collection just under ₹200 crore. Its gross worldwide collection is also approaching the ₹350 crore mark. This means it surpassed 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 of any Hindi film this year, crossing Kartik Aaryan’s Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, which collected ₹185 crore in India. In this list Brahmastra is still behind Vivek Agnihotri’s The Kashmir Files which had net collections of ₹252 crore. It should be noted that The Kashmir Files budget of ₹15 crore was only a fraction of Brahmastra’s overall budget.

Trade analysts said Sunday’s jump may not be as high now, but even a slight increase would give the film a chance to register a second weekend of ₹40 crore, which is a very high figure. healthy. The lack of major releases this weekend helped the film, which will also 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 30. This means that the film should enter the ₹300 crore club domestically, if all goes well.

However, given the film’s huge budget of ₹410 crore, the number may not be enough to call it a hit. Many factors have to be weighed for this. But one thing is clear: the movie managed to bring people back to theaters, something many big Bollywood films failed to do earlier this year.