Mission Mangal Box Office Collection Day 1: Akshay Kumar's Mission Mangal, which hit the screens on August 15, had a fabulous opening at the box office on Thursday, with the movie collecting over Rs 26 crore on the first day of its release alone, suggest early estimates. Released across 3,000 screens in India, Mission Mangal is Akshay's fourth consecutive Independence Day release. His previous year release on August 15, Gold, had collected Rs 25.25 crore, while the 2017 release Toilet Ek Prem Katha earned Rs 13.1 crore on its opening day. The official numbers for Mission Mangal are yet to come out, but experts believe its box office collection is likely to be stellar, thanks to its starcast and the content.
Film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh said Mission Mangal is "one of the best films of 2019". "Each character shines... High-concept film that keeps you hooked all through... Has potential to emerge Akshay Kumar's highest grosser," he said. The film celebrates vision, brilliance, courage and intelligence of ISRO scientists, said Sumit Kadel, Film critic and trade analyst. "It's a women's show all the way with outstanding support of superstar Akshay Kumar," he added.
Clearly, one of the best films of 2019... Each character shines... High-concept film that keeps you hooked all through... Has potential to emerge Akshay Kumar's highest grosser... Winner! #MissionMangalReviewpic.twitter.com/5MnSbGTuKr- taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) August 15, 2019
Mission Mangal had seen an occupancy of 50-55 per cent for its opening day, which was way ahead of its competitor, John Abraham's Batla House. Mumbai saw around 65-70 per cent occupancy; Delhi-NCR witnessed 70-75 per cent; and Bengaluru saw 80 per cent occupancy.
Additionally, barring Friday, the Independence Day is practically a long weekend, which is likely to bring in the audiences. Mission Mangal, based on India's Mangalyaan mission, has received mostly positive reviews. The BusinessToday.In gave it 3 out of 5 stars and said, "Mission Mangal is replete with cliches but it is enjoyable. Akshay Kumar looms around in Vidya Balan's shadow. She is delightful and is the star of the show." Mission Mangal stars Vidya Balan, Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha, Kirti Kulhari, Nithya Menen, Sharman Joshi, Sanjay Kapoor, and Mohammad Zeeshan Ayyub.