Mission Mangal featuring Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha, Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Nithya Menen and Sharman Joshi has set the box office on fire. The movie directed by Jagan Shakti has made earth-shattering box office records and it has earned about Rs 182 crore in the domestic arena. Mission Mangal revolves around the story of India's Mangalyaan or the Mars Orbiter Mission. With Mission Mangal, Akshay Kumar got the highest opener of his career. And this film has turned out to be his highest-grossing film in Australia.
"'Mission Mangal' is now #AkshayKumar's highest-grossing film in #Australia. Total till 1 Sept 2019: A$ 601,561 (Rs 2.91 crore; still running). Has crossed lifetime biz of #Housefull series, #Kesari, #PadMan and all #Akshay starrers in #Australia @comScore," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted on Monday.
Sharing the film's business in India, Adarsh tweeted: "'Mission Mangal' biz at a glance...Week 1: Rs 128.16 crore (8 days), Week 2: Rs 49.95 crore, Weekend 3: Rs 9.09 crore, Total: Rs 187.20 crore. India biz. BLOCKBUSTER."
Talking about his film, Akshay had earlier said, "I am glad this has worked and a new genre has opened up for the film industry. Hollywood makes fourteen to fifteen films on science, but this is our first. Just last night I was pitched a science fiction. I knew this has worked and now several films will be made. It was a big risk. I had no idea where this film would go, how would people react to science. It was a risk worth taking. Children are watching the film, dragging their parents who are then realizing even they didn’t know what kind of things go on to send a satellite on Mars."
Mission Mangal released on August 15.
(With inputs from IANS)
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