Filmmaker Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra, starring Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, is emerging as the silver lining that the film industry desperately needed. After the consecutive flops of big-budget films, Brahmastra has done what almost seemed unthinkable — it has crossed Rs 200 crore mark at the domestic box office, according to a report in Bollywood Hungama. Moreover, it has crossed Rs 360 crore worldwide, in just ten days.
The film had a successful second weekend and earned between Rs 16.25 crores to Rs 17.25 crores on Sunday, according to early estimates. This means that the ten day collection stands at Rs 209-210 crore, with almost Rs 40 crore coming off the second weekend. However, while this seems quite promising, for a film made on a budget of over Rs 400 crore, Brahmastra still has a journey to go before it can be declared as a box office success.
Brahmastra did exceptional business in the metropolises, and even the mass belts seemed to have contributed to the film’s performance at the box office. The trend is expected to continue in the coming days with a dip during weekdays and business picking up over weekends. With no big film releasing till Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan comes out at the end of this month, Brahmastra has a long window at the box office to maximise its earnings.