Actor Kangana Ranaut starrer Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi has crossed Rs 50 crore benchmark at the Box Office. The film has earned a total of Rs 52.40 crore after five days of its run at the Box Office. Manikarnika… has been appreciated for its content and Kangana has received praises for her powerful performance in the film. Its collection witnessed a jump in the weekend but Monday and Tuesday’s collections saw a dip. Here’s the Box Office break up of Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi:
Friday: Rs 8.75 crore
Saturday: Rs 18.10 crore
Sunday: Rs 15.70 crore
Monday: Rs 5.10 crore
Tuesday: Rs 4.75 crore
Total: Rs 52.40 crore
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to share the collection update of the film and wrote, “#Manikarnika crosses ₹ 50 cr… Despite positive feedback, the biz is clearly divided: Some circuits holding well, some aren’t… Weekend 2 crucial… Fri 8.75 cr, Sat 18.10 cr, Sun 15.70 cr, Mon 5.10 cr, Tue 4.75 cr. Total: ₹ 52.40 cr. India biz. #Hindi #Tamil #Telugu” (sic)
Manikarnika… has also emerged as Kangana’s biggest opener at Box Office. The film is expected to cross Rs 60 crore at the ticket window in its week 1. The film has been performing well in the northern belt of the country. Kangana and team have promoted the film heavily and that’s helping. However, the Uri wave is still on and that’s one of the main reasons behind Manikarnika… witnessing a decline in its collection at Box Office.
Apart from acting in the film, Kangana has also made her directorial debut with Manikarnika… . She helmed the project with Radha Krishna Jagarlmudi (Krish). Right from the beginning, the movie has been mired in controversies. Recently, the director opened up about how the actress took over the project. He told IANS, “I remained quiet until the release. I had to remain quiet for the sake of the film and for the entire team which worked so hard on the film. But now, if I don’t speak about what Kangana did to the film I’d be doing a disservice to all our hard work… I’d say what I directed was pure gold. Kangana turned it into silver. I had to set the record straight. I needed a proper closure for my film. Manikarnika is my baby.” He went on to say that Sonu Sood’s ouster from the movie was just to satisfy her ego.
Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi is bankrolled by Zee Studios in association with Kamal Jain & Nishant Pitti. Along with Kangana, it also features Ankita Lokhande, Danny Dengzopa, Mishti Chakraborty, Jisshu Sengupta and Atul Kulkarni.