Both Akshay Kumar starrer Mission Mangal and John Abraham starrer Batla House showed good hold on fifth day, cementing their status at the box office.
Akshay Kumar should be on cloud nine as his latest film shattered the record at the box office this year after Kesari (Rs 156 crore) ad Mission Mangal became his highest opening film and even the highest opening weekend film taking advantages of two holidays – Independence Day and Rakhi on 15th August.
Mission Mangal opened to an excellent response in the morning show with occupancy rate 50-55% and picked up later in the evening and night shows, consolidating the first day opening with gigantic Rs 29.16 crore which is the second best opening of the year after Bharat. Due to Friday being a normal working day, Mission Mangal dropped to Rs 17.28 crore but picked up again on Saturday with Rs 23.58 crore, followed by a staggering Rs 27.54 crore on Sunday.
As per early estimates, there was a very good hold on Monday, collecting Rs 9 crore and bringing the 5 days total to Rs 106.56 crore. Mission Mangal has crossed its budget of Rs 100 (Production Cost: Rs 32 Crore, Salary Cost: Rs 50 Crore, Prints & Advertising Cost: Rs 18 Crore).
em>Mission Mangal is directed by Jagan Shakti and stars Viday Balan, Sonakshi Sinha, Sharman Joshi, Tapsee Pannu and Nithya Menen in key roles. Mission Mangal tells the true story of the journey of Indian scientist from Indian Space Research Organisation who made it possible for Mars Orbiter Mission (Mangalyaan), the first Indian space probe to be launched in Mars.
John Abraham has successfully build action star image with patriotic films like Parmanu-The Story Of Pokhran, Satyameva Jayate and RAW (Romeo Akbar Walter). He is back with Batla House, which tells the true incident of the 2008 controversial encounter at Batla House in Delhi.
Batla House has opened to a good 20-25% occupancy in the morning shows across India but did well in the evening and night shows, touching Rs 15.55 crore which is lesser than Satyameva Jayate. (Rs 20.52 crore) but good enough to post a second highest opening film of John Abraham. There was a big drop on second day at the box office due to the normal working day, minting Rs 8.84 crore. The cop drama show a slight growth on Saturday with Rs 10.90 crore, followed by a decent growth on Sunday with Rs 12 crore.
As per early estimates, Batla House showed good hold to Rs 4.45 crore and summing up the 5 days total to Rs 52.44 crore. The budget of Batla House is Rs 75 crore (Production Cost: Rs 60 Crore Prints & Advertising Cost: Rs 15 Crore)
Batla House stars John Abraham, Ravi Kishan, Mrunal Thakur and Nora Fatehi and is being directed by Nikhil Advani (Kal Ho Na Ho and D-Day).