‘Manikarnika’ opens with a bang, earns 26.85 crore in two days


Though Kangana Ranaut starrer ‘Manikarika-The Queen of Jhansi’ opened with mixed reviews from critics, the periodic drama based on the brave queen of Jhansi, Rani Laxmibai was received by the audience with open heart. The film released ahead of Republic Day opened with a bang and earned Rs 8.75 crore on the opening day.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted about the film’s figures. He wrote, "#Manikarnika sees remarkable growth on Day 2... Strong word of mouth has come into play, while #RepublicDay holiday has given the much-required boost... Day 3 will be in double digits again... Fri 8.75 cr, Sat 18.10 cr. Total: ? 26.85 cr. India biz. #Hindi #Tamil #Telugu." (sic)

# Manikarnika sees remarkable growth on Day 2... Strong word of mouth has come into play, while # Republic Day holiday has given the much-required boost... Day 3 will be in double digits again... Fri 8.75 cr, Sat 18.10 cr. Total: ? 26.85 cr. India biz. #Hindi#Tamil#Telugu 

— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 27, 2019    

The film clashed with Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s ‘Thackeray’ at the box-office but still 'Manikarnika' has been able to win hearts. ‘Thackeray’ based on the life of Shiv Sena supremo, late Bal Thackeray was released in about 2,000 screens and 16 countries simultaneously, whereas, Manikarnika was released in 2,900 screens and in 50 countries, and in three languages - Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

Taran Analyst wrote about 'Thackeray' on the micro-blogging website, “#Thackeray biz jumps on Day 2... Gets the benefit of #RepublicDay holiday... While #Maharashtra continues to lead, the remaining circuits show an upward trend on Day 2... #Marathi version is excellent... Fri 6 cr, Sat 10 cr. Total: ? 16 cr. India biz. #Hindi #Marathi”.