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Mission Mangal, Tiger Zinda Hai, Singham Returns – Here’re The Five Highest Grossing Independence Day Releases Ever



It’s so rare and perhaps unnatural to see deserted cinema halls during the Independence Day weekend. The latter is one of the most lucrative holidays to cash in. There are many reasons for that. The biggest one is this is the day, every Indian feels proud of and thus there is a huge patriotic fervor that works in a film’s favour. That’s why if you notice, the biggest hits during this weekends have mostly been movies which could weave this sentiment in their narratives. The second reason is the fact that it’s a public holiday. People like to watch movies in hordes especially if the titles please them. Many movies have seen a tremendous spike on August 15 which eventually helps them to arrive at a big total. The third reason is it always packs the biggest superstars. So you can understand our disappointment to see no releases this time due to the wretched COVID-19 pandemic. Gunjan Saxena: Trying to Boycott Janhvi Kapoor’s Film Over Nepotism? Five Reasons Why You Are Boycotting Your Own Ideologies

But that doesn’t mean we can’t revel in past glory. On this celebratory day, here come the biggest box office bonanzas that released during Independence Day.

Mission Mangal (2019)

Box Office: Rs 202.98 crore

A real-life story about India’s journey to Mars created history by becoming the biggest I-day hit ever. Akshay Kumar loves this date and he usually delivers. This time he was more than ably guided by a team of brilliant female actors like Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Nitya Menon, Kirti Kulhari, Sonakshi Sinha and also Sharman Joshi.

Ek Tha Tiger (2012)

Box Office: Rs 198.78 crore

To think that Ek Tha Tiger was the highest-grossing I-day film ever before Mission Mangal came along last year is quite shocking. So many movies have released post that and yet none managed to topple it. Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif’s rogue RAW avatars did make people throng the theatres in hordes.

Singham Returns (2014)

Box Office: Rs 140.62 crore

Like we mentioned before, nothing came even close to Ek Tha Tiger‘s count on I-day for nearly six years. But that doesn’t mean we can dismiss the massive earnings of Singham Returns which isn’t even as good as the original. It seems Ajay Devgn and Rohit Shetty have a trick to make every sequel to their collabs a bigger hit than its predecessor. Remember the Golmaal series?

Toilet Ek Prem Katha (2017)

Box office: Rs 134.22 crore

Told you I-day is Akshay Kumar’s thing. This movie which talks about unhygienic and disastrous outcomes of defecation in the public got great attention from the audience at the theatres.

Rustom (2016)

Box Office: Rs 127.49 crore

While the Nanavati murder case has nothing to do with patriotism, Akshay Kumar’s Rustom still managed to get a fabulous response at the box office, entering the Rs 100 crore club in just 9 days.

Gold (2018)

Box Office: Rs 104.72 crore

Like we said before, Independence Day holiday has always been kind to Akshay Kumar and the favour was extended to Gold as well. A story of Indian Hockey Team’s Gold medal win at the Olympics, the film had just the right mix of characters and actors to become an enchanting story of grit, determination and unity in adversity.


(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Aug 15, 2020 10:30 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website

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Star Wars, Hunger Games, The Big Bang Theory – Brie Larson Reveals 8 Major Projects She Auditioned For But Didn’t Get (Watch Video)



Brie Larson may be a famous actor today known for her performances in films such as Room and Captain Marvel but the actress has been through her share of tough phases and lost out on some really amazing films. Considering the Academy Award-winning actress’ acting talents, it almost seems impossible that Larson may have faced rejections in Hollywood but much to our surprise, it is true. The actress recently started her own YouTube channel and has been posting sme amazing stuff. In her latest video, Brie spoke about failure and rejections as an actor. Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel To Fight Tom Holland’s Spider-man In Upcoming Sequel?

If you have watched certain films and wondered what they would be like had Brie Larson been cast in them, well you’ll be delighted to know, the actress did audition for quite a bit of them. In her latest video, Brie Larson revealed some of the biggest projects that she auditioned for but lost out getting cast in them due to whatever reasons. Not only films, but the actress also reveals a few famous TV series that she auditioned for. Here’s a list of projects that could have starred Brie Larson but unfortunately didn’t! Captain Marvel 2 Hires Nia DaCosta as Director, Ryan Fleck Congratulates.

1. Hunger Games

Hunger Games (Photo Credits: Movie Still)

Hunger Games (Photo Credits: Movie Still)

2. Terminator Genisys

Terminator Genisys

Terminator Genisys (Photo Credits: Twitter)

3. Star Wars

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker (Photo Credits: Twitter)

4. The Big Bang Theory

TBBT(Photo Credits: Instagram)

TBBT (Photo Credits: Instagram)

5. Gossip Girl

Gossip Girl

Gossip Girl (Photo Credits: Instagram)

6. Tomorrowland


Tomorrowland (Photo Credits: Twitter)

7. Spy Kid (As a child actor)

Spy Kids(Photo Credits: Twitter)

Spy Kids(Photo Credits: Twitter)

8. Hearts In Atlantis (As a child actor)

Hearts in Atlantis

Hearts in Atlantis (Photo Credits: Twitter)

Check Out Brie Larson’s YouTube Video Here:

We bet you’re surprised to find out how Brie Larson lost out on these amazing roles, knowing that she could have totally killed it. The last time we saw her on Jimmy Fallon’s show playing the lightsabre game was when we hoped to see her in the Star Wars series, wouldn’t she have truly rocked as a Jedi? Well, there’s always another time. It’s amazing how Larson has opened up about these big rejections and showed her fans acting isn’t really an easy job.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Aug 15, 2020 03:06 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website

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