Mission Mangal box office collection: Vidya Balan, Akshay Kumar's film earns whopping Rs 70.02 cr in three days
Mission Mangal, which released alongside Batla House on Independence Day, picked up Rs 23.58 crore on Day 3 at the box office
Mission Mangal, touted to be the first space drama of Hindi cinema, has been spinning gold at the box office. Based on India's first-ever mission to Mars, the film has already surpassed the Rs 50 crore mark, and is now inching towards the Rs 75 crore milestone. On the third day of its release (17 August), Mission Mangal added a staggering Rs 23.58 crore to its collection, taking the total to Rs 70.02 crore.
The film hit screens on Independence Day, which incidentally also marks the 50th anniversary of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). On its opening day, Mission Mangal raked in a whopping Rs 29.16 crores at the box office, making it Akshay Kumar's highest opener till date.
According to trade analysts, Mission Mangal is projected to mint a total of Rs 85 crore during its extended weekend run at the theatres. The film has been performing exceptionally well in metros and multiplexes.
Check out Mission Mangal's second-day box office figures
#MissionMangal witnesses superb growth on Day 3... Multiplexes of metros + Tier-2 cities are rocking... Mass circuits witness growth and should put up big numbers today [Sun]... Thu 29.16 cr, Fri 17.28 cr, Sat 23.58 cr. Total: ₹ 70.02 cr. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) August 18, 2019
Also starring Taapsee Pannu, Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha, Nithya Menen, Kirti Kulhari, HG Dattatreya, and Sharman Joshi, the film has been helmed by Jagan Shakti.
Kumar plays ISRO scientist Rakesh Dhawan, who, along with Balan's Tara Shinde, assembles a team of scientists from different backgrounds to send a satellite to Mars.
The film is produced by Cape of Good Films, Hope Productions, and Fox Star Studios. R Balki, who directed Kumar in Padman, is also a producer on Mission Mangal. It released alongside Batla House, and has been proving to be a tough competitor for John Abraham's cop-drama at the box office.
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