At the weekend’s international box office, Brahmastra ranked first. This is the third Indian film to top the global box office rankings in the previous two years, making it the first time a Bollywood film has ever done so. Before Brahmastra, this feat was accomplished by the Vijay starring Master and the S.S. Rajamouli directed NTR Jr. and Ram Charan starrer RRR.
A rough estimate of Brahmastra’s global box office take was $26.50 million (Rs. 210 crores), of which $18 million came from India, $4.50 million from North America, and $4 million from other places including Australia, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, etc. The movie now ranks above two other Asian movies that made it to the top three: the Chinese picture “Give Me Five,” which debuted at $21.50 million in China, and the Korean film “Confidential Assignment 2: International,” which brought in $19.50 million in Korea.
Brahmastra also becomes the first Indian movie to ever win the box office in Australia, joining previous number one debuts from India, the United Arab Emirates, Canada, and New Zealand. Additionally, it debuted at number two in the USA and number three in Malaysia and the UK.
With cutting-edge VFX, a plot based on India’s rich mythical history, and the lead actors Ranbir and Alia, who are starring together on the big screen for the first time, the film promises a huge spectacle. The fantasy movie is best viewed on a large screen, which is bringing audiences to theatres. Grand spectacles have thus far proven to be great crowd-pullers, whether it is “RRR,” “Pushpa,” “KGF,” or before to that, “Baahubali 1 and 2.”
‘Brahmastra’ also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Nagarjuna, Mouni Roy, and Shahrukh Khan in supporting roles (in an interesting cameo).
Brahmastra, regarded as the most potent weapon of all, exposes the history of the ancient “Astraverse” planet as well as Shiva’s path of discovery.