Kangana Ranaut's Manikarnika has managed to sail through its first week by putting up a good total at the Indian box office. The period drama continued its victory march despite facing many hurdles in its road to glory leaving behind Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer Thackeray far behind in the box office race.
The movie, which was released across 3,000 screens in india and 700 screens overseas, may have underperformed and failed to meet the expectations but it managed to maintain a good hold at the box office by earning Rs 56.90 crore in 6 days of its release. On day 7, the movie maintained its steady pace and earned Rs 4.25 crore ending its first week collection on a good note.
"#Manikarnika scores in Week 1... Had excellent weekend [#RepublicDay holiday] and healthy trending on weekdays... Weekend 2 crucial... Fri 8.75 cr, Sat 18.10 cr, Sun 15.70 cr, Mon 5.10 cr, Tue 4.75 cr, Wed 4.50 cr, Thu 4.25 cr. Total: ₹ 61.15 cr. India biz. #Hindi #Tamil #Telugu," Taran Adarsh tweeted.
The producers of Manikarnika have managed to retain 60 per cent screens across the country eyeing to get a bumper opening in the second week as well.
Thackeray, on the other hand, may have not been able to find audience in many parts of the country, it, however, managed to get a good grip in Maharashtra circuit for its Marathi version. The movie which was made on a budget of Rs 25-30 crore (approximately) has somehow managed to recover it's making cost in its first week itself.
"#Thackeray Fri 6 cr, Sat 10 cr, Sun 6.90 cr, Mon 2.90 cr, Tue 2.50 cr, Wed 1.70 cr, Thu 1.60 cr. Total: ₹ 31.60 cr. India biz. #Hindi #Marathi," Taran Adarsh tweeted.
Meanwhile, Manikarnika will have to earn upto Rs 120 crore to be called a hit. And going by its current pace at the box office, it looks like Kangana starrer will have a difficult time in reaching towards its final destination.