Picking up pace over the weekend, Kangana Ranaut’s directorial debut Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi is all set to cross the coveted Rs 100 crore mark at the box -office. The period drama earned Rs 1.25 crore on Friday, Rs 2.65 crore on Saturday and Rs 3.25 crore on Sunday, taking the grand total to Rs 91. 70 crore at the seventeenth day of its opening.
“#Manikarnika picked up speed on [third] Sat and Sun... Steady trending... [Week 3] Fri 1.25 cr, Sat 2.65 cr, Sun 3.25 cr. Total: ₹ 91.70 cr. India biz”, writes film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh.
Manikarnika biz at a glance
“Week 1: ₹ 61.15 cr Week 2: ₹ 23.40 cr Weekend 3: ₹ 7.15 cr Total: ₹ 91.70 cr India biz”.
Manikarnika, made on a budget of whopping Rs 124 crore, stands alone as the only female-centric film with budget over Rs 50 crore.
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The film had crossed Rs 50 crore mark in the first five days of its release and by second week the film entered Rs 75-crore club.
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The film's Hindi version has done well, in comparison to Tamil and Telugu version. Also, Manikarnika has noted loss in Mumbai and Gujarat. Delhi and Uttar Pradesh have proved to be a strong market for Manikarnika.
Kangana Ranaut made her directorial debut with Manikarnika. After the film's success, Kangana hit out at Bollywood industry and called it a 'racket'. She said when it comes to promoting a film, the film industry has never supported her .
Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi was released with Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer Thackeray that has, so far, been unable to attract much footfalls. Thackeray has earned Rs 13.05 crore in first five days.
Kangana will next be seen against Rajkummar Rao in Mental Hai Kya.
Read our Manikarnika Movie Review here
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