Akshay Kumar’s ‘Mission Mangal’ and thriller ‘Batla House’ starring John Abrahim, both banged at the box office on Independence Day.
‘Mission Mangal’ opened with Rs 29.16 crores but went down with Rs. 17.28 crores on Friday making total Rs. 40 crores.
The film later projected a superb growth and registered a total of Rs. 70.02 crore till Saturday at the box office, Indian Film critic and trade analyst shared the numbers on his Twitter handle.
The film easily surpassed the opening day collections of ‘Batla House’ which released on the same date.
The film managed to collect Rs. 15.55 crore on Day 1 at the ticket counters with registering a total of Rs 35.29 crores.
However, the film’s sales were down by 8.84 crores on Friday and improved on Saturday with 10.90 crores.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) August 17, 2019
‘Mission Mangal’ features Akshay Kumar as Rakesh Dhawan with Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Sonakshi Sinha and Kirti Kulhari in supporting roles.
The film directed by Jagan Shakti, his directorial debut, aims to portray the brains behind one of the greatest missions in history: The launch of India’s first orbiter mission to Mars.
Akshay and Vidya lead a team of scientists who overcome their personal challenges and failures for the mission.
While Nikkhil Advani directed Batla House is a true story of the infamous 2008 encounter in Delhi’s Batla House and the aftermath.
#BatlaHouse shows substantial growth on Day 3… Has been appreciated and that is reflecting in its numbers, despite a strong opponent… Should witness solid growth today [Sun]… Thu 15.55 cr, Fri 8.84 cr, Sat 10.90 cr. Total: ₹ 35.29 cr. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) August 18, 2019
John has played the role of ACP Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, a key figure in the Delhi Police’s special cell and was involved in the encounter that had raised quite a hue and cry at the time.
Mrunal Thakur, who earlier appeared in Super 30, features in her second film in a crucial role.
“#BatlaHouse shows substantial growth on Day 3… Has been appreciated and that is reflecting in its numbers, despite a strong opponent… Should witness solid growth today [Sun]” Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.