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'Mission Mangal' box office collections: Akshay-Vidya's film set to cross Rs 100 crore mark

The official poster of 'Mission Mangal'. Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi Aug 19, 2019, 11.58 AM (IST)

Still running in its first week since release, ‘Mission Mangal’ that hit theatres on August 15 is on its way to enter Rs 100 crore club. Starring Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan in leading roles, the film currently sits at Rs 97.56 crore. Read the film's review here. 

Mission Mangal opened with Rs 29.16 crore becoming Akshay Kumar’s biggest opening to date. On its second day, the film made Rs 17.28 crore and Rs 23.58 crore on its third day. On Sunday, the film earned Rs 27.54 crore. 

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the details of the collections. Read his tweet here:

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The film is said to be India’s first space movie which follows the story of Indian scientists at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) who envisioned Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM). 

The film also stars Taapsee Pannu, Sonakshi Sinha, Kirti Kulhari and Nithya Menen as fellow ISRO scientists. 

On the reception he expected of the film, Akshay had earlier said, "When we are making it, writing it, lots of people had even told us how much business it'll do: 'It'll go till Rs 60-70 crore.' Because this genre is not explored, nobody knows. It was a big risk. I had no idea where this film would go and how would people react to science. But it was a risk worth taking.”