Bollywood marquee film Brahmastra packed a solid punch at the USA box office with a terrific opening this Friday. The Ayan Mukerji directional generated a strong buzz before its release, thanks to the aggressive promotions and impressive content in the trailers. As expected by the trade circles, Brahmastra embarked on a sensational note in the USA with $ 1.85 Million on its first day including Thursday premiers from 750 locations.
Brahmastra is now the biggest Bollywood opener post-pandemic in overseas. The Thursday premiers accounted for $ 850K and the Friday gross surpassed the million dollar mark which is quite phenomenal considering the mixed talk after the premiers shows. The film is expected to rake in impressive numbers by the end of the first weekend. This huge opening comes as a big relief to the Bollywood trade because of the dry patch for many months due to lack of proper hits. Brahmastra is already the sixth highest-grossing Hindi film of 2022 in just one day.
Telugu film Oke Okka Jeevitham, starring Sharwanand in the lead role, started on a decent note with $ 103K on its first day including Thursday premiers. The film started slowly with just $ 20k from premiers. But, due to the positive word of mouth and critical acclaim from all corners, the collections showed a huge jump on Friday with $ 83K. As the emotional content and the unique time-travel concept struck a chord with the viewers, the film is expected to perform well at the weekend.