The much talked about and keenly anticipated film Mission Mangal hit screens on Thursday last week. Starring Akshay Kumar, the film which is based on the story of India’s mission to Mars opened on a high note and with positive feedback from the audience and critics, the business of the film witnessed immense growth over the weekend.
In this box office analysis, we take a look at the opening weekend collections of Mission Mangal while comparing the same to Akshay Kumar’s previous releases. Collecting a staggering Rs. 97.56 cr, Mission Mangal that enjoyed a four day extended Independence Day weekend has surpassed the collections of Kesari that had collected Rs. 78.07 cr to emerge as Akshay Kumar’s highest opening weekend grosser.
Besides Kesari, the business of Mission Mangal has out beaten the collections of Akshay Kumar’s other releases as well, like Gold that collected Rs. 70.05 cr, Singh Is Bliing that collected Rs. 54.55 cr, Housefull 3 that collected Rs. 53.31 cr, Brothers that collected Rs. 52.08 cr, Toilet - Ek Prem Katha that collected Rs. 51.45 cr, Jolly LLB 2 that collected Rs. 50.46 cr, Rustom that collected Rs. 50.42 cr, and Rowdy Rathore that collected Rs. 48.30 cr.
As of now, Mission Mangal still runs to packed houses, in fact trade predictions state that the film will continue to rake in the moolah as the week progresses. Now all that remains to be seen is whether Mission Mangal emerges as one of Akshay Kumar’s highest opening week grossers.
Akshay Kumar’s Top 10 Highest Opening Weekend Grossers
Movie Name – Opening Weekend collections
Mission Mangal - Rs. 97.56 cr (extended 4 day weekend)
Kesari - Rs. 78.07 cr (extended 4 day weekend)
Gold - Rs. 70.05 cr
Singh Is Bliing - Rs. 54.55 cr
Housefull 3 - Rs. 53.31 cr
Brothers - Rs. 52.08 cr
Toilet - Ek Prem Katha - Rs. 51.45 cr
Jolly LLB 2 - Rs. 50.46 cr
Rustom - Rs. 50.42 cr
Rowdy Rathore - Rs. 48.30 cr