The Brahmastra Juggernaut refuses to stop or even slow down. The Ayan Mukerji film benefited from a strong opening and continued to grow and rallied on the second day €85 crore worldwide on Saturday. That means the film grossed its total worldwide gross over two days €160 crore, sparking speculation about a possible €250 crore weekend. The Hindi version did very well but it’s the dubbed versions that cause surprises as the film managed to set a record in Tamil Nadu on Saturday. Also read: Brahmastra Ups and Downs: From the awesome Shah Rukh Khan to the wasted Alia Bhatt
On Sunday afternoon, the film’s official Twitter account tweeted a graphic indicating it earned €160 crore in two days worldwide. “Thank you to our entire audience for spreading love and light in theaters this weekend,” reads part of the tweet. On Saturday they had grossed out the opening day of the film worldwide €75 crores.
The film has also been dubbed into Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada and all four versions are doing well. The Telugu version was expected to do well due to the presence of Nagarjuna in the film and SS Rajamouli’s presentation of the film. But it is the business of film in Tamil Nadu that has caught everyone by surprise. According to a report in Sacnilk, Brahmastra has done business €1.9 crore in Tamil Nadu on Saturday which is the highest single day earnings by a Bollywood film in the state, defeating War and Thugs of Hindostan. Earlier in the day, a BoxOfficeIndia.com report had declared that the Hindi version of the film deserved it €66.5 crore in two days in India alone.
Brahmastra, officially titled Bramhastra Part One – Shiva, is the first part of a planned trilogy by director Ayan. Starring Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Mouni Roy, the film also includes extended guest appearances from Amitabh Bachchan, Nagarjuna and Shah Rukh Khan. The film opened to mixed reviews, with critics and audiences praising the VFX, background music, and action but criticizing the story and dialogues.
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