Bollywood’s beloved action hero, Akshay Kumar, who recently delivered a hit with ‘Oh My God 2,‘ is now facing disappointment with his latest release, ‘Mission Raniganj.’ Despite receiving positive reviews from renowned film critics, the film’s box office performance on its opening day has left much to be desired.
One of the most surprising aspects of Mission Raniganj’s lackluster start is its minimal promotion leading up to its release. The audience was largely unaware of this survival thriller, and this lack of buzz seems to have significantly impacted its initial collections.
Mission Raniganj Box Office Collection Day 1
According to trade estimates, Mission Raniganj managed to collect a mere 2.5-3 crores net. on its opening day, a figure that can only be described as disastrous for a star-studded hero film. To put it into perspective, Kumar’s earlier release in 2023, ‘Selfiee,’ also had an underwhelming start with just 2.6 crores on its first day. Unfortunately, ‘Mission Raniganj’ has only compounded the actor’s box office woes.
Why Is Akshay Kumar’s Films Flopping?
Critics have begun to speculate about the potential overexposure of Akshay Kumar in the film industry. Some argue that he should steer clear of low-budget films and instead focus on projects that are more in line with his star status. The disappointment surrounding his recent release raises questions about whether Akshay will take heed of these criticisms and alter his future choices.
Adding to the challenge faced by ‘Mission Raniganj’ was the competition it encountered from Karan Boolani’s ‘Thank You For Coming‘ at the box office. This multi-starrer film, featuring Bhumi Pednekar, Shehnaaz Gill, Shibani Bedi, Dolly Singh, and Kusha Kapila in lead roles, garnered favorable reviews on its opening day, further complicating the situation for the Pooja Entertainment Latest Film.
Mission Raniganj has witnessed an inauspicious start at the box office, despite receiving acclaim from critics. The film’s lack of pre-release promotion, coupled with strong competition, has contributed to its underwhelming performance. It remains to be seen whether Akshay Kumar will consider these developments and make adjustments to his future film choices.