In the last few years, Akshay Kumar has not only become the flagbearer of patriotic films in Bollywood but has also brought meaningful cinema to the audience. If he did not shy away from talking about open defecation and menstruation on the big screen, he is trying to bring more inspirational and important stories to the 70 mm with each passing day.
And his latest release Mission Mangal is one such example. Based on India’s Mangalyaan or Mars Orbiter Mission, Jagan Shakti’s directorial venture has struck gold at the box office. After getting a bumper opening, Mission Mangal is now set to enter the Rs 100-crore club.
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Released on Independence Day, Mission Mangal got off to a fabulous opening Rs 29.16 crore). So much so that the film emerged as Akshay’s biggest opener so far. And the consecutive days’ numbers were no less. Mission Mangal made Rs 17.28 crore on its second day and Rs 23.58 crore on its third day, thus taking the three-day collection to Rs 70.02 crore.
Mission Mangal did exceptionally well on Sunday too. The film earned Rs 27.54 crore, thus taking the opening long weekend collection to Rs 97.56 crore.
#MissionMangal sets the BO on 🔥🔥🔥… Springs a biggg surprise… Packs a fabulous total in its *extended* weekend… Metros superb, mass circuits join the party [on Sun]… Thu 29.16 cr, Fri 17.28 cr, Sat 23.58 cr, Sun 27.54 cr. Total: ₹ 97.56 cr. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) August 19, 2019
Touted to be India’s first space film, Mission Mangal follows the scientists at Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) who contributed to the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM). The film also stars Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Sonakshi Sinha, Kirti Kulhari and Nithya Menen.
Meanwhile, John Abraham’s Batla House is not lagging behind. Despite Mission Mangal setting the standards early on, Batla House has done well at the Box Office so far.
According to the latest report on the Boxofficeindia.com, on Sunday, the film has raked in a total of Rs 12 crore on its fourth day at the box office. The film has recovered well on Saturday and Sunday after the drop on Friday. The film has managed to collect a total of Rs 43.50 crore in four days at the box office.