Both Akshay Kumar starrer Mission Mangal and John Abraham starrer Batla House showed a normal drop as the second week started 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 Monday.
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. As per early estimates, the sci-fi drama collected Rs 4.93 crore, bringing the 12 days total to Rs 169.54 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. Looking at the way it is trending, Batla House might have crossed the lifetime collections of Satyameva Jayate (Rs 84.92 crore) today to become the highest grossing film of John Abraham.
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.
As per early estimates, the earnings of Batla House held well with Rs 2.75 crore on second Monday, bringing the 12 days total to Rs 86.53 crore and crossed the lifetime collections of Satyameva Jayate (Rs 84.20) and becoming the highest grossing film of John Abraham.
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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