Akshay Kumar’s multi starrer film Mission Mangal clashed at the box- office with John Abraham starrer Batla House and released on Independence Day, a national holiday. Mission Mangal, also starring Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Sonakshi Sinha, Kirti Kulhari, Nithya Menen and Sharman Joshi, crossed the Rs 100 crore mark! Apart from Akshay Kumar’s South film 2.0 co-starring Rajinikanth, this film is Akshay’s fastert to enter the 100 Cr club! Batla House is also slowly winning and has managed to collect 48 Cr overall.
According to BoxOfficeIndia.com, Mission Mangal recorded collections of 8.50-8.75 crore nett on Monday. And with this, The film is among the top three hits of the year with Kabir Singh and Uri - The Surgical Strike. The Monday numbers bring the total collections of the film to 105 crore nett and as per BOI, extended week should be around 125 crore nett. The film is sure to cruise past the figures of Kesari in no time. Batla House has also shown a decent growth so far and managed to collect approx. 4.5 Cr thereby bringing the five day total collection to 48 Cr.
SpotboyE Editor Vickey Lalwani rated Mission Mangal 4.5 stars and wrote, “Akshay leads the way and he looks so handsome in those glasses. Brilliant performance. Watch him in the scenes with the antagonist Dalip Tahil. Watch how he treats his second-in-command Vidya and you will have a lump in your throat. Watch him how he fires Sonakshi. The list is long. And don't forget to note in this highly engaging film how Mr Kumar beautifully underplays himself!”
On the other hand, he rated Batla House 3.5 stars and wrote, “John Abraham is at his impressive best, sinking into the character like there's no tomorrow. Hmmm... maybe his best performance till date. Watch him in the scene where he says goodbye to his wife Mrunal Thakur in the car. Watch him in the scene where his senior tells him to not refuse the medal of honour. Watch him in the scene where he has a long discussion with Nora Fatehi. The list is long.”
This is not the first time that John Abraham and Akshay Kumar’s films battled it out at the ticket windows on same day. Interestingly, even last year, John’s film Satyamev Jayate and Akshay’s Gold competed at the box-office on August 15, 2018.
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