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IMAGE: Ranbir Kapoor at a promotion for Brahmastra in Mumbai. Photograph: PTI Photo

Finally, Bollywood has its second Rs 200 crore (Rs 2 billion) hit of the yr.

After back-to-back disasters with Laal Singh Chaddha, Shamshera and Raksha Bandhan not doing effectively, the field workplace scenario had appeared fairly grim.

It had began seeming that audiences have been simply not in temper to step out of their houses to look at a movie.

But that is not true any extra.

In the ten days, Brahmastra has emerged as a bonafide hit.

For that to occur, a lifetime collections within the vary of Rs 240 crore-Rs 250 crore (Rs 2.4 billion to Rs 2.5 billion) was required, and the Ayan Mukerji directed movie is about to succeed in there.

About Rs 35 crore (Rs 350 million) was required over the second weekend to register good numbers. But the movie did even higher and registered Rs 40 crore (Rs 400 million), leading to an estimated Rs 213 crore (Rs 2.13 billion)*.


Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt now have a Rs 200 crore movie to their identify.

For Ranbir, that is his second double century after Sanju in 2018.

Alia had scored a double century, with S S Rajamouli’s RRR. Among her Bollywood releases, Brahmastra is her first Rs 200 crore movie.

For Karan Johar, Dharma Productions and Star Studios, the movie’s field workplace run has come as welcome reduction since there was rather a lot invested in it for a few years and whereas there can be good monetisation from OTT and satellite tv for pc, the movie wanted to do superb enterprise from its theatrical play as effectively, each in India and abroad.

The stage is about for Brahmastra to be constructed right into a franchise and the announcement of Brahmastra Part 2: Dev has solely solidified the intent.

*Estimates. Final numbers awaited

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