Mission Mangal featuring Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan in pivotal roles is doing wonders at the box office. The film which hit the screens on 15 August, 2019 has raked in Rs 121 crore in a week. On the opening day, the film earned Rs 29.16 crore, which marked Akshay Kumar's highest opening day collection so far.
Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh shared the number on Twitter and wrote, ''Mission Mangal crosses *lifetime biz* of Jolly LLB 2 [Rs. 117 cr] in 7 days... Thu 29.16 cr, Fri 17.28 cr, Sat 23.58 cr, Sun 27.54 cr, Mon 8.91 cr, Tue 7.92 cr, Wed 6.84 cr. Total: Rs. 121.23 cr. India biz."
#MissionMangal crosses *lifetime biz* of #JollyLLB2 [â‚¹ 117 cr] in 7 days... Thu 29.16 cr, Fri 17.28 cr, Sat 23.58 cr, Sun 27.54 cr, Mon 8.91 cr, Tue 7.92 cr, Wed 6.84 cr. Total: â‚¹ 121.23 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) August 22, 2019
The plot of the film revolves around India’s Mars Orbiter Mission, mainly led by a team of women scientists. Talking about the film, Akshay recently said, ''Our aim to make the film was to make science very simple. Even I didn't know about this (the science behind it) but the story was so systematic, I understood it," he added. In the film, the actor shares screen space with five female actors and emphasised that the young actors of today should do more multiple hero projects, which they aren't being a part of anymore. I tried to find out why but everyone wants to do a solo hero subject. The earlier generation, my generation used to do that. If you see (now), there's no three hero subject.''
The ensemble cast of Mission Mangal also includes names such as Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha, Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Sharman Joshi and Nithya Menen.