- 'Mission Mangal' made Rs 27 crore on Sunday
- It's highest single-day collection is Rs 29 crore
- 'Mission Mangal' is all set to cross Rs 100 crore
Akshay Kumar's new film Mission Mangal has taken the box office by storm. Mission Mangal released on Independence Day on Thursday and in its four-day extended weekend, the film raked in an impressive amount of Rs 97 crore. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh, who evaluated the film's box office progress, tweeted this on Monday: "Mission Mangal sets the box office ... 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: Rs 97.56 cr. India biz." Read his tweet here:
#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: Rs 97.56 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) August 19, 2019
With Rs 29 crore on opening day, Mission Mangal turned out to be Akshay Kumar's top opening film and also his film with highest numbers on an extended weekend: "Mission Mangal is Akshay Kumar's biggest opener to date [opening weekend biz]." It even beat the extended weekend collections of 2.0 (Rs 95 crore) and Kesari (Rs 78 crore).
#MissionMangal is Akshay Kumar's biggest opener to date [opening weekend biz]...— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) August 19, 2019
1. #MissionMangal Rs 97.56 cr [Thu-Sun]
2. #2Point0 [#Hindi] Rs 95 cr [Thu-Sun]
3. #Kesari Rs 78.07 cr [Thu-Sun]
Meanwhile, Mr Adarsh tweeted that now, Akshay is racing against his own film 2.0 to break a the record of scoring Rs 100 crore in five days, which was made by 2.0. Kesari touched the Rs 100 crore mark in a week.
Headlined by Akshay Kumar, the cast of Mission Mangal also includes stellar actresses such as Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha, Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari and Nithya Menen. In his review for NDTV, film critic Saibal Chatterjee singled out the all-actress cast for distinguished praise and wrote: "The five women outshine everything else in Mission Mangal."
Directed by Jagan Shakti, Mission Mangal is based on Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) successful Mars Orbiter Mission in 2013.
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