Will Brahmastra record the biggest opening weekend of 2022? This is what the numbers game suggests


New Delhi: Bollywood can now breathe a sigh of relief after a long wait and struggle thanks to the release of Brahmastra: Part 1 starring Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt. The film has managed to impress the viewers, attracting positive reviews from all quarters. Lately, Hindi films have struggled a lot to open with respectable numbers at the box office, but Ayan Mukerji’s film has seen a fantastic number of over 50% occupancy in the morning shows.

Brahmastra box office collection

While there are huge crowds at multiplexes in big cities, mass centers are also gaining popularity. After KGF 2, Baahubali 2 and War, it had the highest bookings during its advance screenings. The film benefits from high ticket prices because audiences prefer the 3D and IMAX versions over 2D.

As it stands now, Brahmastra is expected to surpass Akshay Kumar’s Sooryavanshi (Rs 26.29 crore) to become Bollywood’s biggest post-pandemic opener. If the numbers continue to grow during night and night shows, it may also surpass Sanju (Rs 34.75 crore) to become Ranbir’s first day grosser.

Bollywood movies with highest weekend collection

It should be noted that only Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 was the only Bollywood film this year to make double digits on Day 1. The first day box office for a Hindi film in 2022 was 14 crores of rupees for Kartik Aaryan movie. Brahmastra will end the slump at the box office, where 95% of Hindi films in 2022 failed to open in double digits. Well, Brahmastra is expected to end Bollywood’s dry spell as the film has minted only Rs 10+ cr from the advance booking. But it would be interesting to see if the film manages to find a place in the list of the best weekends of all time. Here’s a look at the highest-grossing Bollywood movies of the weekend.

1. KGF – Chapter 2 – Rs 193.19 cr

2. Sutan – Rs 180.36 cr

3. War – Rs 166.25 cr

4. Bharat – Rs 150.10 cr

5. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo: Rs.129.77

6. Baahubali 2 – The Conclusion – Rs 128.00 cr

7. Thugs Of Hindostan – Rs 128.00 cr

8. Sanju – Rs 123.00 cr

9. Tiger Zinda Hai – Rs 114.00 cr

10. Padmaavat – Rs 114.00 Cr

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