Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan starrer Mission Mangal has earned Rs 97.56 crore after four days of its box office run. The film, which released on Thursday (Independence Day), is all set to become Akshay Kumar’s fastest film to enter Rs 100 crore club.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh posted the film’s figures on his Twitter account. He wrote, “#MissionMangal sets the BO on 🔥🔥🔥… Springs a biggg surprise… Packs a fabulous total in its *extended* weekend… Metros superb, mass circuits join the party [on Sun]… Thu 29.16 cr, Fri 17.28 cr, Sat 23.58 cr, Sun 27.54 cr. Total: ₹ 97.56 cr. India biz..”
Mission Mangal, a Jagan Shakti directorial, also stars Taapsee Pannu, Nithya Menen, Kirti Kulhari, Sharman Joshi, HG Dattatreya, Vikram Gokhale and Sonakshi Sinha. It released alongside John Abraham starrer Batla House.
The Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta gave the film 2.5 stars in her review. She wrote, “The human interactions are the best part of the film. The downer is the science bits, clearly crafted for dummies. And it doesn’t help that the computer-graphics feel a tad tacky: after years of watching stunning space visuals in Hollywood films, the scenes here seem sub-par. But the clunkiness sort of fits too: our early space agers, Vikram Sarabhai and Abdul Kalam carried their instruments on the back of bullock-carts.”
She added, “Too much polish would maybe have been out of place, especially when you have a top-flight scientist conjure up the winning idea of using less fuel for the Mangal yaan by watching ‘pooris’ fluffing up even when the gas is switched off.”
Mission Mangal is a hit in the overseas market as well. Taran Adarsh in another tweet wrote, “#MissionMangal opens well in the International markets… 2-day total: $ 1.423 mn [₹ 10.13 cr]… Day-wise data… Thu: $ 518k Fri: $ 905k #Overseas.”