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Brahmastra opens to a thunderous response

Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor’s Brahmastra Part 1 saw a huge start at the box office.

It is the biggest opener amongst Hindi movies in 2022.

Taking into account movies of all languages, it has the second highest box Day 1 office after KGF2.

Brahmastra  is also the biggest ever opening for a Hindi movie in south India collecting more than 10 Crores.

Brahmastra Day 1 box office collections

31 Crores – Hindi

41 Crores – All languages in India

55 Crores – Worldwide

Top Hindi movie openings in 2022

  1. Brahmāstra -26-31 Crores
  2. Bhool Bhulaiya 2- 14.11 Crores
  3. Bachchan Pandey – 13.25 Crores
  4. Laal Singh Chaddha -11.7 Crore
  5. Samrat Prithviraj -10.7 Crore
  6. Gangubai -10.5 Crore
  7. Shamshera – 10.25 Crore
  8. Jugg Jugg Jeeyo – 9.28 Crore
  9. Raksha Bandhan – 8.2 Crore
  10. Ek Villain Returns -7.05 Crore

Top movies Day 1 (all languages) of 2022

  1. KGF 2-  53.95 Crores
  2. Brahmāstra -26-31 Crores
  3. Doctor Strange 2 -28.35 Crores
  4. RRR – 20.07 Crores
  5. Thor 4- 18.6 Crores
  6. Bhool Bhulaiya 2- 14.11 Crores
  7. Bachchan Pandey – 13.25 Crores
  8. Laal Singh Chaddha -11.7 Crore
  9. Samrat Prithviraj -10.7 Crore
  10. Gangubai -10.5 Crore
  11. Shamshera – 10.25 Crore
  12. Jugg Jugg Jeeyo – 9.28 Crore
  13. Raksha Bandhan – 8.2 Crore
  14. Ek Villain Returns -7.05 Crores

Brahmastra screens

8913 screens worldwide

5019 screens in India

2894 screens in overseas

Hit or flop

The cost of making Brahmastra Part 1 was 410 Crores.

It will be a clean hit only If it crosses this number at the box office worldwide.

The movie was sold to Disney + Hotstar but Disney produced it only along with Dharma so the OTT price is whatever value that they want to assign to it.

In our estimate, the OTT price will be around 140 crores.

So, the remaining amount of 270 crores has to be recovered from the box office.

However, there is another angle to it.

There are 2 sequels planned to Brahmastra. If Part 1 gets a decent performance, Part 2 and Part 3 can be bigger money-spinners as it becomes a franchise.

Besides, there are commercial opportunities in merchandising and other IPs like comic books or gaming apps.

However, a lot depends on how Part 1 performs.

Let’s wait and watch!

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