Independence Day 2019 release Mission Mangal created magic at the box office on its opening day. The film, which is loosely based on scientists at Indian Space Research Organisation, who made India's Mars Mission successful in its maiden attempt itself, opened to huge opening, especially at multiplexes. Mission Mangal has minted Rs 29.16 crore on its first day, according to trade analyst Taran Adarsh. This is the highest opening for an Akshay Kumar film till date. The Jagan Shakti directed film also stars Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Sonakshi Sinha, Nithya Menon and Kirti Kulhari in lead roles
Taran took to his Twitter to share the update and wrote, "#MissionMangal takes a fantabulous start... #IndependenceDay holiday gives biz an additional boost... Multiplexes outstanding, mass circuits good... Emerges Akshay Kumar's biggest opener... Thu ₹ 29.16 cr. India biz." The Box Office India report said that the film has scored big in the city multiplexes while mass centres have been pushed by the holiday to record good numbers, especially for the genre.
The previous best for an Akshay Kumar starrer was exactly one year back when Gold recorded numbers of 23.67 crore nett. This film has gone 15-20% higher than that film. the film has scored big in Mumbai and Mysore with the Mumbai looking to be around 9 crore nett and Mysore hitting the 1.50 crore nett mark.
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With huge buzz around it and a highly appreciated trailer, Mission Mangal witnessed massive occupancy at the theatres on Thursday. The film enjoyed an occupancy of around 65 percent in theatres across the country, registering a big first-day box office collection at the domestic market.
The holiday of Independence Day gave a huge boost to Mission Mangal, and it will be interesting to see how these perform at the commercial circuits on Friday.