The last month has been marvelous for Bollywood as five new releases brought in massive crowds to theaters, raking in a record Rs. 700 crore collectively.
Week-after-week since the Independence Day weekend, Mission Mangal, Batla House, Saaho, Chhichhore and Dream Girl have continued to boost box office collections even as The Zoya Factor, Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas and Prassthanam didn't perform so well.
'Mission Mangal' has crossed Rs. 200 crore mark
The I-Day release Mission Mangal debuted with an outrageous Rs. 28.45 crore opening day and has since crossed the Rs. 200 crore mark.
The film, starring Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha and Taapsee Pannu, is based on Indian Space Research Organization's (ISRO) 2013 Mars Orbiter Mission.
Mission Mangal may have failed to impress the critics, but apparently, that didn't matter after all.
'Batla House' misses Rs. 100cr mark by a few lakhs
Directed by Nikkhil Advani, Batla House also hit theaters on August 15, collecting Rs. 14.81 crore on its opening day.
It fell just short of crossing the Rs. 100 crore mark and has overall received decent reviews.
Starring John Abraham, Batla House is based on the true account of the controversial encounter of Indian Mujahideen terrorists that took place in Delhi in September 2008.