Independence Day always draws audiences to theatres in droves provided they get films that promise oodles of entertainment. If we take a close look at some of the films released on Independence Day in the past, we can easily make out how profitable the day has turned out for Bollywood.
In a bid to make most of the Independence Day holiday, two much-awaited films – Mission Mangal and Batla House – released yesterday on 15th August. While Mission Mangal had Akshay Kumar fronting the cast, Batla House starred John Abraham in the lead role. As expected, both films managed to attract audiences to theatres across the country and performed remarkably well at the cash counter.
Mission Mangal, which had a lot of things going for it thanks to several high-profile names associated with it, surpassed the opening day collection of Batla House by racking up ₹ 29.16 crore at the domestic box office. Batla House garnered ₹ 14.59 crore at the cash counters. However, some sources informed that it managed to collect ₹ 15.55 crores all across the country.
Well-known film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the box-office collection of both the films on his Twitter handle. Mission Mangal witnessed a fantabulous start at the box-office and Independence Day holiday gave the film an additional boost, he wrote. He also shared that Mission Mangal has turned out to be the biggest opener for Akshay Kumar till date.
Mission Mangal revolves around India’s mission to Mars, while Batla House is inspired by the controversial Batla House encounter that took place almost a decade ago on September 19, 2008. Both films are expected to grow well over the weekend.