Is Ranbir Kapoor's Brahmastra Successful At The Box Office? Here's The Reality

Ranbir Kapoor & Alia Bhatt's film Brahmastra has become the talk of the town recently & debates are going on regarding the film's success. Is Ranbir Kapoor's Brahmastra successful at the box office? Here's the answer.

By Harkirpal Singh, Updated : Sep 16, 2022 12:05 IST
Is Ranbir Kapoor's Brahmastra Successful At The Box Office? Here's The Reality
Brahmastra Box Office Success

Ayan Mukerji's film "Brahmastra" was advertised as the impending Hindi-language blockbuster. The film, through trailers and ads, promised cutting-edge visual effects and a cinematic universe dubbed Astraverse to compete with MCU, drawing inspiration from anything from Hindu history to American film franchises like DCEU and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The movie, which stars Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor in the key roles, was released last week. Amitabh Bachchan, Mouni Roy, and Nagarjuna Akkineni were also featured in the film. Although reviewers gave it mixed reviews, moviegoers responded more positively. The Hindi version of the movie has so far brought in an amazing Rs 156 crores. But the question that still plagues everyone's mind is "Is Ranbir Kapoor's Brahmastra successful at the box office?" Well, the answer to that is given here. 

First Of All, Lets Talk About Its Budget

The film reportedly cost ₹410 crores to produce. Only "RRR" and "2.0," which had production costs of ₹550 crores and ₹500 crore–₹570 crores, respectively, are more expensive Indian movies ever. It should go without saying that "Brahmastra" is the most expensive Hindi movie ever made. With a budget of ₹310 crores, Aamir Khan's "Thugs of Hindostan" (and we all know how it turned out) is in second place.

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Is Ranbir Kapoor's Brahmastra Successful at The Box Office?

You've probably been persuaded to believe that "Brahmastra" is a resounding success by the marketing and PR staff. However, reality and film economics are more nuanced than that. The movie's reported budget is ₹410 crores, as was already mentioned. This is only the budget for the production.

Studios spend a lot of money promoting and marketing their movies through the use of trailers, ad campaigns, and other marketing techniques. Additionally, Walt Disney Studios, through its Indian subsidiary Star Studios, was responsible for "Brahmastra." We don't know how much was spent, but it was probably not a small amount to ensure that more and more people purchased movie tickets.

According to Dharma, the movie made ₹75 crores worldwide on its first day of release. Many people claimed that the number seemed exaggerated. In fact, studios and distributors have a history of disclosing inflated numbers with the intent of telling potential viewers that everyone else has already seen the film and they are missing out. 

Will The Film Break Even? 

Regardless of the actual numbers, it is quite unlikely that the movie will make back its investment. However, box office success does not necessarily mean that a film's financial chances are over. After the movie leaves the theatres, it is released on OTT platforms like Netflix, Prime Video, or ZEE5. In addition, producers can recoup their costs by selling satellite rights and music rights. Or, to make up for the losses, the movie's star might forego their fees. Aamir Khan reportedly waived ₹100 crore rupee fee recently to make up for the failure of "Laal Singh Chaddha."

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