- 'Mission Mangal' released on Independence Day
- It turned out to be Akshay's biggest opener
- It scored Rs 23 crore on Saturday
Mission Mangal is all set to rake in "big numbers" at the box office. In three days, Akshay Kumar's film has recorded an impressive amount of ticket sales worth Rs 70 crore, reported trade analyst Taran Adarsh. On Saturday, the box office numbers shot up to Rs 23 crore, pushing the total to Rs 70 crore and counting: "Mission Mangal witnesses superb growth on Day 3... Multiplexes of metros + Tier-2 cities are rocking... Mass circuits witness growth and should put up big numbers today [Sun]... Thu 29.16 cr, Fri 17.28 cr, Sat 23.58 cr. Total: Rs 70.02 cr. India biz," read Mr Adarsh's tweet. Akshay Kumar co-stars with Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha, Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari and Nithya Menen in the movie.
Previously, even on a working day, Mission Mangal was "unstoppable". Mr Adarsh predicted the film has the potential to mark its first weekend, an extended one, with Rs 85 crore.
Meanwhile, Mission Mangal turned out to be Akshay Kumar's biggest opening film with Rs 29 crore. Taran Adarsh made a comparison with Akshay's previous Independence Day releases such as Gold, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha and Rustom.
#MissionMangal takes a fantabulous start... #IndependenceDay holiday gives biz an additional boost... Multiplexes outstanding, mass circuits good... Emerges Akshay Kumar's biggest opener... Thu Rs 29.16 cr. India biz. Akshay Kumar and #IndependenceDay releases... Day 1 biz... 2016: #Rustom Rs 14.11 cr [Fri; working day] 2017: #ToiletEkPremKatha Rs 13.10 cr [Fri; working day] 2018: #Gold Rs 25.25 cr [Wed; holiday] 2019: #MissionMangal Rs 29.16 cr [Thu; holiday] India biz.
Mission Mangal opened to decent reviews on Independence Day with widespread appreciation for the ensemble cast. In his review for NDTV, film critic Saibal Chatterjee wrote: "The five women outshine everything else in Mission Mangal - even the dramatic lift-off the PSLV. This isn't Mission Magnificent. But it isn't Mission Mangled either. Mission Mangal is watchable, if not always exhilarating, if you can get over its excesses."
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