The risk taken by Ayan Mukerji in devoting more than ten years of his life to one movie appears to have paid off as Brahmastra: Part One – Shiva is breaking box office records not just in India but even internationally.
Brahmastra, starring Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Nagarjuna, and Mouni Roy, opened to a worldwide gross of Rs 225 crore and is still performing strongly on day four with collections in the area of Rs 19 crore.
Here are 20 records that Brahmastra shattered in its first weekend at the box office as it continues to blow up there:
1. a Biggest non-holiday opening day for a Bollywood film.
2. Biggest 3-day opening weekend for a Bollywood film.
3. First Bollywood film to top the global weekend chart beating Hollywood & other international films.
4. Biggest Bollywood opener in the US.
5. Taking the second spot at the US box office at the opening weekend.
6. Alia Bhatt’s biggest opener.
7. Alia Bhatt’s biggest weekend.
8. Ranbir Kapoor’s biggest opener.
9. First Indian film to top the Australian box office.
10. Biggest single-day collection at IMAX for a Bollywood film.
11. Biggest opening weekend collection at IMAX for a Bollywood film.
12. the Biggest opening day for a Bollywood film dubbed in South Indian languages.
13. Biggest opening weekend for a Bollywood film dubbed in South Indian languages.
14. Biggest single day in Tamil Nadu for a Bollywood film.
15. Biggest opening weekend in Tamil Nadu for a Bollywood film.
16. the Biggest opening day for a Bollywood film dubbed in Telugu.
17. Biggest opening weekend for a Bollywood film dubbed in Telugu.
18. a Biggest single day for a Bollywood film dubbed in Telugu.
19. Seventh Bollywood film to hit Rs 100 crore in the opening weekend.
20. Second Indian film to top New Zealand box office.
Shah Rukh Khan, who portrays a scientist and shares a connection with his character from the 2004 cult masterpiece Swades by Ashutosh Gowariker, also makes a scene-stealing appearance in the film.
The second portion of the movie, Brahmastra: Part Two – Dev, was promised at the end of the first one.