Mission Mangal, which revolves around the story of India’s Mangalyaan or the Mars Orbiter Mission, has become actor Akshay Kumar’s highest-grossing film in Australia.
The movie till last Sunday has made collection of around 3 crores in the Australian market which is higher than any of Akshay’s previous releases, including PadMan, Housefull franchise, Kesari amongst others.
Meanwhile, talking about the collections here, Mission Mangal in its 18 days run has been stable and is moving steadily despite the Saaho storm coming in. The Akshay starrer has added 187.20 crores in its overall collections till now. Only time will tell how many more records the movie will end up breaking in its lifetime run.
Directed by Jagan Shakti, Mission Mangal also stars Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha, Kirti Kulhari, Taapsee Pannu and Nithya Menen.
Akshay had earlier said: “I’ve made this film mainly for children, so that they feel encouraged to become scientists. Scientist as a profession is not very likeable, but now after ISRO’s launch of the Chandrayaan, people are gradually becoming more aware of it and taking interest in it. I hope this film helps to spread the fact that what a great profession it is.”