Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt’s Brahmastra is showing a 55 percent jump in collections on its second Saturday. According to early estimates, the movie is looking to collect in the range of Rs. 15.25 to 16.25 crores, taking the total collections to around Rs. 197 crores. With this, Brahmastra has surpassed the collections of Rohit Shetty’s Sooryavanshi with Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif to emerge as the second highest-grossing film of pandemic times.
For those unaware, Sooryavanshi had collected Rs. 196 crores at the box office. Brahmastra will enter the Rs. 200 crore club with ease on Sunday and will close its 10-day run with collections of Rs. 215 crores. It is also in the race to surpass the lifetime collections of The Kashmir Files and emerge as the highest-grossing Bollywood film of pandemic times.
Of the Rs. 197.25 crores, the movie has collected Rs. 177 crores in Hindi with another Rs. 20.25 crores coming in from the South Indian dubbed version. The film had shown a surprising trend on 2nd Friday too, as the collections had jumped from Thursday. While it collected Rs. 10.30 crores on the second Friday, the second Saturday’s collections averaged out to Rs. 15.75 crores. The film is headed to record a 2nd weekend total of Rs. 43 to 45 crores, which is an outstanding result.
The trend over the second weekend has ensured a HIT verdict and it now just remains to be seen if it can enter the Rs. 250 crore club and surpass The Kashmir Files and if it does, we need to see how close it can get to Tanhaji, which is the highest grossing Bollywood film since January 2020. Brahmastra is currently the second highest-grossing Ranbir Kapoor film, and it will remain such that the Sanju numbers will be out of reach.