Kangana Ranaut starrer Manikarnika is raking in moolah as the film is earning big at the box office. The movie opened up with Rs 8.75 crore and now inching towards to earn Rs 50 crore. The film has earned Rs 18.10 crore on Saturday, Rs 15.70 crore on Sunday and Rs 5.10 crore on Monday. Now the films total collection stands with Rs 47.65 crore.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted its latest figures “#Manikarnika is decent on crucial Mon. Decline on Day 4 [vis-à-vis Day 1]: 41.71%… North circuits continue to lead… Week 1 should be close to ₹ 60 cr [as per trends]… Fri 8.75 cr, Sat 18.10 cr, Sun 15.70 cr, Mon 5.10 cr. Total: ₹ 47.65 cr. India biz. #Hindi#Tamil#Telugu“
However, the movie was released alongside with Nawazuddin Siddiqi’s Thackeray based on the life of late Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray. The film is receiving good reviews from the critics and Nawazuddin Siddiqi is winning his fans heart with an outstanding skills of playing Bal Thackeray.
Nawazuddin Siddiqi’s Thackeray is leading the box office in Marathi circuit, thanks to the powerful image of Politician Bal Thackeray. But in the other parts of the country, it has to struggle a lot to pull out the audience in cinema halls. According to early estimates, Nawazuddin Siddiqi’s Thackeray has earned around Rs 3 crore on day 4.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted its collection “#Thackeray has a healthy weekend… #Marathi version is dominating with superb biz, while #Hindi version is best in #Maharashtra… Fri 6 cr, Sat 10 cr, Sun 6.90 cr. Total: ₹ 22.90 cr. India biz. #Hindi #Marathi”
While praising Nawazudding Siddiqi for his role as a Thackeray, filmmaker Shoojit Sircar called him “one of our finest actors.” he also tweeted on twitter “Film Thackeray portrays how an Artist becomes a powerful political leader. The film is bold and powerful. @Nawazuddin_S one of our finest actors roars like a tiger.. Congratulations to @rautsanjay61 and @RKpanday1977.”
Both movie depends on the power of word of mouth as the movie chronicles the life of Rani Lakshmi Bai and the battle she fought with the britishers is showing its potential especially in Northern belt including Delhi, UP, Punjab and Rajasthan. However, despite being working day Manikarnika is performing exceptionally at box office.