Ranbir-Alia starrer “Brahmastra” has taken a humungous start at the box office given the stupendous response in its advance bookings. Despite, it opened with negative reviews, the film managed to become the Top Day 1 grosser post-pandemic.
The film which was in the making for a long has been mounted on a huge budget. It has finally been released in cinemas in all 5 Indian languages Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada in 2D, 3D and IMAX formats.
Box Office Collection Day 1
Following the excellent advances, it takes a start in the vicinity of 37.5 crores at the box office. With this, It has defeated the opening day collections of the films like RRR, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 and Sooryavanshi.
RRR(Hindi) Day 1: Rs 20.07 Cr
Sooryavanshi Day 1: Rs 26.29 Cr
Bhool Bhulaiyaa2 Day 1: Rs 14.11 Cr
Not, only this, in fact, Ayan Mukerji’s brainchild has overtaken day 1 of pre-pandemic blockbusters like Sanju (Rs 34.75 Cr), Tiger Zinda Hai (Rs 34.10 Cr), and Dhoom 3 (Rs 36.22 Cr).
With the huge opening the stage has been set for Ranbir starrer, from here, the content and the positive audience word of mouth are what only matters. If it is not there, then it will meet the same fate as the Thugs of Hindostan. The 2018 release film had taken a start of over 50 crores but eventually bombed at the box office.
Ranbir’s film is riding on a huge budget and to recover the distributor’s shares, it needs solid word of mouth to stay for the long run in the theatres to move onward and upward on the box office charts.
Brahmastra Advance Bookings Report
Brahmastra has become one of the highest grosser in terms of advance bookings. As per the industry tracker, Sumit Kadel, the film has accumulated Rs 15Cr+ for the opening day in advances. And Rs 28.50 Cr nett for the opening weekend.
It had already surpassed the likes of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 and RRR (Hindi) in advance sales. Till Thursday morning it had sold over 1.87 Lakhs tickets in the three national properties (PVR, INOX and Cinepolis).
RRR (Hindi) advances: 1L tickets
Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2: 1.05L tickets
The film is getting mixed early responses from the audience, it is being praised for the VFX, performance, SRK’s cameo role and BGM and panned for the writing, screenplay and long runtime.
Film Analytic Taran Adarsh’s review is shocking:
Rating: ⭐⭐#Brahmāstra is a king-sized disappointment… High on VFX, low on content [second half nosedives]… #Brahmāstra could’ve been a game changer, but, alas, it’s a missed opportunity… All gloss, no soul. #BrahmāstraReview pic.twitter.com/5EOKJrtbiY
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) September 9, 2022
Brahmastra has occupied 8000 screens globally, which consists of 5000 screens in India and 3000 screens overseas market. It is made with a budget of 410 crores excluding the promotions and marketing.