Mission Mangal, starring Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan, is unstoppable at the box office. The film is set to enter the Rs 100-crore club soon
Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan starrer ‘Mission Mangal’ hit the silver screen on Independence Day last week to a bumper opening and going by the numbers at the box office, the movie seems unstoppable at the ticket windows.
Mission Mangal enters in 100 crore club
In the last few years, Akshay Kumar has not only become the flagbearer of patriotic films in Bollywood but has also brought meaningful cinema to the audience. If he did not shy away from talking about open defecation and menstruation on the big screen, he is trying to bring more inspirational and important stories with each passing day.
Akshay Kumar + Inspirational story = Blockbuster
And, his latest release Mission Mangal is one such example. Based on India’s Mangalyaan or Mars Orbiter Mission, Jagan Shakti’s directorial venture has struck gold at the box office. After getting a bumper opening, Mission Mangal is now set to enter the Rs 100-crore club.
The film did exceptionally well on Sunday too and earned Rs 27.54 crore. Thus, taking the opening long weekend collection to Rs 97.56 crore.
“When we are making it, writing it, lots of people had even told us how much business it’ll do: ‘It’ll go till Rs 60-70 crore.’ Because this genre is not explored, nobody knows. It was a big risk. I had no idea where this film would go and how would people react to science. But it was a risk worth taking,” Akshay Kumar told an entertainment portal.
Furthermore, the 51-year-old actor added that the film is doing well because children and family audience is loving Mission Mangal.