Kangana Ranaut starrer Manikarnika opened to an "excellent weekend" at the box-office and maintained a "decent trend" in the weekdays.
Manikarnika - The Queen Of Jhansi has collected Rs 61.15 crore (in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu versions) in its first week. The second weekend is extremely crucial for the movie to attain a hit status. Going by trend Manikarnika should collect 100cr nett in Domestic market at the end of its full run.
Meanwhile, a decent share of what could have been Manikarnika's collection has been taken up by Uri: The Surgical Strike, starring Vicky Kaushal. URI collected over Rs 35 crore in the same week, in which Manikarnika made Rs 61 crore. Manikarnika Faced a tough competition from URI which was into its third week. URI is having a dream at the box-office. The third-week collections of URI are higher than the three top-earning films of 2018 i.e. "Padmaavat", Sanju and Simmba.
Manikarnika is a biographical period drama film based on the life of Rani Laxmi Bai and it also stars Ankita Lokhande, Jisshu Sengupta and Atul Kulkarni. Manikarnika is jointly directed by Kangana Ranaut and Krish, however, both are currently fighting over the title of the film's primary director.
➡ Manikarnika collected RS 61.5 crore in the first week.
➡ Manikarnika second weekend box-office collections will be crucial.
➡ A decent part of Manikarnika's business has been taken by URI.