- Mission Mangal released on Independence Day
- The film is expected to cross the Rs 200-crore-mark soon
- The film also stars Vidya Balan, Taapsee, Sonakshi Sinha
Akshay Kumar has 193 crore reasons to smile, what with his film Mission Mangalruling the box office. The film has not only earned Rs 193.14 crore, it has also become the actor's highest grossing film till now. Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the film's impressive box office report on Twitter, on Friday and he stated that the film is expected to cross the Rs 200-crore-mark by the end of this week. Earlier, sci-fi 2.0, co-starring Rajinikanth, was Akshay's highest grossing film. "Mission Mngal is now Akshay Kumar's highest grossing film. Has chances of crossing Rs 200 cr... (Week 3) Fri 2.20 cr, Sat 3.25 cr, Sun 3.64 cr, Mon 2.27 cr, Tue 1.21 cr, Wed 1.15 cr, Thu 1.31 cr. Total: Rs 193.14 cr. India biz."
Read Taran Adarsh's tweet here:
#MissionMangal is now #AkshayKumar's highest grossing film... Has chances of crossing 200 cr... [Week 3] Fri 2.20 cr, Sat 3.25 cr, Sun 3.64 cr, Mon 2.27 cr, Tue 1.21 cr, Wed 1.15 cr, Thu 1.31 cr. Total: 193.14 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) September 6, 2019
In a separate tweet, Taran Adarsh described the film as a "blockbuster" and he shared the per week performance of Mission Mangal. The film had a great opening weekend, wherein it collected over Rs 128 crore, followed by a collection of Rs 49.95 crore and Rs 15.03 crore in the second and third week, respectively. Check out the per week performance of Mission Mangal here:
#MissionMangal biz at a glance...— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) September 6, 2019
Week 1: 128.16 cr [8 days]
Week 2: 49.95 cr
Week 3: 15.03 cr
Total: 193.14 cr
Crossed 50 cr: Day 3
100 cr: Day 5
150 cr: Day 11
175 cr: Day 14
Box office success aside, Mission Mangal was equally adept at impressing the critics. In his review for NDTV, film critic Saibal Chatterjee gave the film a 3-star rating. Praising the film's lead actor Akshay Kumar's performance, he wrote: "Akshay Kumar brings obvious star power to the table in addition to some comic relief."
Mission Mangal showcased the story of the launch of India's first satellite to Mars. The film had an impressive star cast that includes Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Sonakshi Sinha, Kirti Kulhari, Nithya Menen and Sharman Joshi.