How Akshay Kumar Defeated John Abraham at the Box Office this Independence Day

How Akshay Kumar Defeated John Abraham at the Box Office this Independence Day

Akshay Kumar’s Mission Mangal has emerged a topper at the box office after his clash with Batla House
How Akshay Kumar Defeated John Abraham at the Box Office this Independence Day
Mission Mangal and Batla House

Many trade experts were aghast when in 2018 John Abraham decided  to take on Akshay Kumar on Akshay’s turf:  the Independence day weekend. The clash between  John Abraham’s Satyamev Jayate and Akshay Kumar’s Gold on August 15, 2018 proved  providentially propitious for John. Satyamev Jayate  marched ahead of Gold which was a semi-hit.

 Emboldened, John has repeated the 2018  pattern in 2019, unfortunately this time with less favourable results.  Akshay Kumar’s Independence Day release  Mission Mangal, starring him with Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Nithya Menen, Kriti Kulhari and Sonakshi Sinha has raced far  ahead of John Abraham’s  Batla House at the box office.

According to  Box Office India, Mission Mangal collected  nearly INR 45 crores on the first two days of release while Batla House collected only INR 22 crores in two days, and  a steep drop was also registered  in the Batla collections. It has to be noted here that Mission Mangal was extensively promoted and the presence of the actresses lent it a big advantage.

Also, Akshay Kumar has made a name  for himself  as  a superstar  who delivers  cinema  with a solid social  message. In comparison to Batla House, Mission Mangal had a lighter treatment and the reviews were positive too. However, now Akshay will take a break from his patriotic sagas as  his next release, Housefull 4 will be an out-and-out timepass entertainer. “With absolutely no  message, no statement, no connection with reality,” warns Akshay.

Meanwhile, John will perhaps think twice about clashing with Akshay on Independence or Republic Day.

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