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'Mission Mangal' vs 'Batla House' box office collections: Both films record bumper opening

Posters of 'Batla House' and 'Mission Mangal' Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi Aug 16, 2019, 10.45 AM (IST)

Actors have said this time and again that there is space for more than one film to perform well at the box office even if they release on the same day but it got proven yesterday when Akshay Kumar starrer ‘Mission Mangal’ recorded a bumper opening while John Abraham starrer ‘Batla House’ opened with a good start. 

Mission Mangal is reported to have minted Rs 29.16 crore on the first day of its release while Batla House is said to have collected Rs 13-14 crore. 

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With Rs 29.16 crore, Akshay Kumar got his highest-opening number. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted a comparison of first day collections of Akshay Kumar led film:

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The film led by Akshay stars 5 leading actresses who shine in the film according to most critics and reviewers of the film as it tells the story of India’s successful space mission. It stars Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha, Taapsee Pannu, Nithya Menen and Kirti Kulhari. Read about Mission Mangal's cast's interview to WION about their experience and why this film is a must watch for all Indians. 

The film reportedly did well in city multiplexes. 

Meanwhile, Batla House stars Mrunal Thakur apart from John and is based on the encounter that took place on September 19, 2008, when a team of the Delhi Police Special Cell raided a flat in Batla House in south Delhi’s Jamia Nagar on a tip off that the alleged terrorists involved in the September 13, 2008 serial blasts in the national capital were holed up there.

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Akshay Kumar starrer 'Mission Mangal' clashed with John Abraham starrer 'Batla House' and gained a good start owing to public holiday -- Independence Day and Raksha Bandhan.