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Mission Mangal vs Batla House box office day 4: Akshay Kumar makes record as film nears Rs 100 cr, John Abraham starrer mints Rs 50 cr

Mission Mangal vs Batla House box office day 4: The Akshay Kumar starrer has earned over Rs 97 crore over the first weekend while John Abraham’s film will cross the Rs 50 crore mark on Monday.

bollywood Updated: Aug 19, 2019 12:40 IST
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Hindustan Times
Mission Mangal vs Batla House box office day 4: The Akshay Kumar starrer is set to cross the Rs 100 crore mark as John Abraham’s film heads to Rs 50-crore mark.
Mission Mangal vs Batla House box office day 4: The Akshay Kumar starrer is set to cross the Rs 100 crore mark as John Abraham’s film heads to Rs 50-crore mark.
         

Mission Mangal, starring Akshay Kumar and a host of female Bollywood actors including Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Sonakshi Sinha, Kirti Kulhari, Nithya Menen, garnered a wonderful response at the box office during the extended Independence Day weekend. According to trade analyst Taran Adarsh, the film has earned Rs 97.56 crore at the box office in its first weekend and will enter Rs 100 crore club on Monday. John Abraham’s Batla House, which also released over the Independence Day, is also heading towards Rs 50-crore mark.

“#MissionMangal sets the BO on fire... 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,” Adarsh wrote about Mission Mangal box office collection.

 

 

This has also made Mission Mangal Akshay Kumar’s biggest opener till date. “MissionMangal is Akshay Kumar’s biggest opener to date [opening weekend biz]... 1. MissionMangal ₹ 97.56 cr [Thu-Sun] 2. #2Point0 [#Hindi] ₹ 95 cr [Thu-Sun] 3. #Kesari ₹ 78.07 cr [Thu-Sun],” Taran wrote, adding, “Akshay Kumar versus Akshay Kumar... Fastest to reach ₹ 100 cr... 2018: #2Point0 [#Hindi]: Day 5, 2019: #MissionMangal: Will hit ₹ 💯 cr on Day 5, 2019: #Kesari: Day 7 India biz.”

 

Mission Mangal is inspired by the launch of India’s Mars Orbiter Mission, mainly led by a team of women scientists. Earlier, Shahid Kapoor’s Kabir Singh had collected Rs 27.70 crore on its first Sunday.

Directed by Jagan Shakti, the film had emerged as Akshay’s biggest opener with Rs 29 crore collection on day one. It is also the second highest biggest opener of the year after Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif’s Bharat which opened at Rs 42.30 crore.

 Watch: Mission Mangal review

Meanwhile, John Abraham’s Batla House also found takers during the festive weekend. As per the report, it collected around Rs 11.50-12 crore on Sunday. Despite clashing with Mission Mangal, it has collected Rs 47 crore in four days. Directed by Nikkhil Advani, the film is based on the 2008 Batla House encounter case.

Also read: Mission Mangal vs Batla House box office day 3: Akshay Kumar’s film soars high with Rs 70.02cr earning, John Abraham’s film makes Rs 35.29 cr

Earlier, trade analyst Girish Johar had told Hindustan Times, “Both films can survive on their own. The history is proof that if two good films release at the same time, both perform well at the box office. Each film has to fight its own battle. Yes, there is some rub-off between the two but eventually the better film overpowers the other.”

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First Published: Aug 19, 2019 08:54 IST

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