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Mission Mangal becomes highest first weekend grosser of Akshay Kumar's career

Mission Mangal has been doing exceptionally well at the box office since the day of its release on August 15. The film had earned Rs 29.16 crore on its day one, becoming the highest opener of Akshay Kumar's career. Now, Mission Mangal has set another record for the star by becoming his highest first weekend grosser among all his films. It garnered Rs 95.22 crore at the box office in four days of its release.

Prior to Mission Mangal, the highest weekend grosser of the actor was his previous release Kesari that had collected Rs 77.35 crore on its first weekend, making Mission Mangal's weekend one collection 23.10 per cent higher than that of Kesari. The third highest grosser of the actor is last year's Independence Day release GOLD, which earned Rs 66.75 crore at the box office on weekend one.

Directed by Jagan Shakti, Mission Mangal features Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha, Taapsee Pannu, Nithya Menen, Kirti Kulhari and Sharman Joshi in the lead cast along with Kumar. 

The table below has a list of first weekend numbers in descending order for Akshay Kumar films that released over the past decade:


Film 1st Weekend
Mission Mangal 95,22,00,000
Kesari 77,35,00,000
GOLD 66,75,00,000
Housefull 3 53,31,00,000
Brothers 52,08,00,000
Rustom 49,62,00,000
Toilet Ek Prem Katha 48,67,00,000
Rowdy Rathore 47,33,00,000
Singh Is Bliing 45,34,00,000
Jolly LLB 2 45,18,00,000
Airlift 44,30,00,000
Housefull 2 40,18,00,000
Pad Man 40,05,00,000
Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty 39,49,00,000
Boss 39,00,00,000
Gabbar is Back 36,88,00,000
Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara! 35,62,00,000
 Tees Maar Khan 31,49,00,000
Entertainment 31,12,00,000
Baby 29,69,00,000
Housefull 29,50,00,000
Khiladi 786 29,02,00,000
Desi Boyz 25,65,40,000
Special 26 22,74,00,000
De Dana Dan 21,36,94,098
Khatta Meetha 20,71,00,000
Thank You 18,21,00,000
Naam Shabana 17,98,00,000
OMG - Oh My God! 16,47,00,000
Action Replayy 14,73,00,000
Patiala House 14,48,00,000
Joker 14,10,00,000
The Shaukeens 13,24,00,000


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