Though Akshay Kumar starrer Mission Mangal and John Abraham starrer Batla House is dropping on the weekdays, both have successfully crossed the milestone at the box office.
Mission Mangal is gaining momentum at the city multiplexes as the space-drama showed a very good growth on second Saturday followed by Sunday and became the second highest grossing film of Akshay Kumar. The drop for the space drama was usual for the second Tuesday followed by Wednesday.
Mission Mangal opened to an excellent response and continued to perform well with a solid first extended week collection, minting a staggering Rs 128.16 crore. There was a holiday on second Friday owing to Janmasthami which helped Mission Mangal take advantage at the ticket window with Rs 7.83 crore. There was a very good growth on second Saturday with Rs 13.32 crore followed by Rs 15.30 crore on Sunday.
Mission Mangal showed a good hold on second Monday with Rs 3.87 crore followed by a slight drop on Tuesday with Rs 3.53 crore. As per early estimates, the sci-fi drama collected Rs 3.11 crore, crossing the milestone with Rs 175.12 crore.
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.
While Batla House did not opened like Satyameva Jayate last year, it ensured to stay well above the ground on the week days at the box office.
Batla House has opened to a good response inspite of clashing with Mission Mangal and registered a nice collections with Rs 47.99 crore in its first extended week. Due to Janmasthami holiday in few parts of India, Batla House showed a slight growth on 2nd Friday with Rs 4.15 crore, Rs 6.83 crore on 2nd Saturday and Rs 7.21 on second Sunday. The action drama dropped on Monday with Rs 2.26 crores followed by another drop on Tuesday with Rs 2.08 crore.
As per early estimates, the earnings of Batla House held well on Wednesday with Rs 1.90 crore, bringing the 14 days total to Rs 90 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).
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