The eyes are all set on this weekend of Independence Day as Akshay Kumar’s Mission Mangal and John Abraham’s Batla House are set to lock horns at the box office. Being from different genres, both the movies have their set of audiences but sure shot to eat up each other’s business.
If we consider the bigger picture, both the movies could accumulate the highest collections ever for the Independence Day weekend in their extended 4-day weekend, thus setting the ticket windows on fire. As of now, the combined collections of Akshay Kumar’s Gold and John Abraham’s Satyameva Jayate holds the highest Independence Day weekend total.
Let’s take a look at the highest Independence Day weekends:
Gold and Satyameva Jayate (2018)
Gold and Satyameva Jayate released last Independence day, enjoyed 5-day extended weekend and earned a huge combined total of 128.21 crores at the box office.
Ek Tha Tiger (2012)
Released way back in 2012, Ek Tha Tiger stands as the second-highest weekend earner of Independence Day weekend. It collected 116.05 crores in its 5-day extended weekend.
Rustom and Mohenjo Daro (2016)
Both Rustom and Mohenjo Daro enjoyed an extended weekend of 4 days. They both earned a combined total of 80.96 crores.
Singham Returns (2014)
Singham Returns enjoyed a normal 3 day weekend but still collected an amount of 77.55 crores.
Brothers released on 14th August, saw a normal weekend of 3 days (inclusive of Independence day) and garnered 52.08 crores.
Now, speaking about this weekend’s releases, both Mission Mangal and Batla House are enjoying a huge buzz and the trailer response too is promising, thus on its way to put a record-breaking figure on the auspicious Independence day weekend. Let’s see how their box office journey unfolds.