Mission Mangal was excellent on Saturday with collections in the 23.50 crore nett range. It was fantastic growth in practically all multiplexes. The Saturday number gives the film a chance to reach its first day number which would be an huge achievement. It will be difficult but there is a chance and it will probably be the first time that a big film released on a national holiday has gone and beaten or even challenged its national holiday opening day collections.
The collections of the film are now around 69 crore nett in three days. The film always looked likely to cross 90 crore nett after the first two days but now its going to cross the 95 crore nett mark. If final Saturday figures can hit 25 crore nett then even a 100 crore nett four day total will be on. But Hindi circuits will have to match the growth of Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Punjab and Mysore to hit that number which is unlikely.
Batla House is also doing pretty good business with collections of 9.50 crore nett on Saturday. the film has gone up by around 30% which is a good result for the film. The film is not competition to Mission Mangal but looked at as a separate entity the film has done well over the first three days. It has collected over 31.50 crore nett in three days and these is Sunday to come so it will be a healthy weekend and then the acid test over the weekdays which will determine the outcome of the film.