Kangana Ranaut's 'Manikarnika' earns Rs 42.5 cr in its opening weekend

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Jan 28, 2019, 03:08 PM IST
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The film opened at Rs 8.75 crore on Fridaty but its earnings doubled up the next day itself.

Kangana Ranaut's 'Manikarnika' may have had a slow start at the box office, but the film has picked up pace and earned Rs 42. 55 crores at the box office within three days of its release. 

The film opened at Rs 8.75 crore on Fridaty but its earnings doubled up the next day itself. Considering it was  Republic Day, the film collected Rs 18.10 crore on Saturday itself. On Sunday the film earned Rs 15.70 crores, taking the total collections to Rs 42.55 crore.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the box office numbers of the film on Twitter. He tweeted, “#Manikarnika has an excellent weekend... Crosses Rs 40 cr mark after a sluggish start [Day 1]... Kangana’s biggest opener... Delhi, NCR, UP, Punjab and Rajasthan have performed best... Fri 8.75 cr, Sat 18.10 cr, Sun 15.70 cr. Total: Rs 42.55 cr. India biz. #Hindi #Tamil #Telugu.”


The film released on 25th January along with Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer 'Thackeray'. While 'Thackeray' opened to good numbers in Maharashtra region, 'Manikarnika' took time to attract its viewers. 

Incidentally, 'Manikarnika' has broken the record of Kangana's previous film 'Tanu Weds Manu Returns'  in terms of its opening weekend collections. 'Tanu Weds Manu Returns' had the highest first weekend collections for a female-driven film.

'Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi'  has been marred by controversies ever since the film was being shot. Kangana was accused by the film's director Krish of overruling his decisions and re-shooting several portions without informing him. Kangana is credited as the co-director of the film. 

While critics have lauded Kangana's performance, most reviews have stated that the actress overpowers every other character in the film. Read the review of 'Manikarnika' here.