While Kangana Ranaut is back in the news for making some bold comments, her film Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, on the other hand, is going steady at the box office. The period war drama has had a roller coaster ride at the ticket windows but its now heading towards the Rs 100 crore mark at the Indian box office. Apart from faring well on the home turf, Kangana's film has also done good business in the international markets. Co-starring Ankita Lokhande, Atul Kulkarni and Jisshu Sengupta, Manikarnika released on January 25 and opened to decent reviews courtesy Kangana's powerful performance. Manikarnika Box Office Collection Day 12: Kangana Ranaut's Film Is Inching Towards the Rs 100 Crore Club, Rakes in Rs 80.95 Crore.
Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to microblogging site Twitter a while back and announced the film's updated figures. He wrote, "#Manikarnika was steady... Decline in Week 2 [vis-à-vis Week 1]: 61.73%... Limited competition, till #GullyBoy arrives, will help add to the total... [Week 2] Fri 3.50 cr, Sat 5.25 cr, Sun 6.75 cr, Mon 2.25 cr, Tue 2.05 cr, Wed 1.85 cr, Thu 1.75 cr. Total: ₹ 84.55 cr. India biz."
Adarsh also tweeted, "#Manikarnika biz at a glance...Week 1: ₹ 61.15 cr, Week 2: ₹ 23.40 cr, Total: ₹ 84.55 cr. India biz. #Hindi #Tamil #Telugu. #Manikarnika benchmarks...Crossed ₹ 50 cr: Day 5, ₹ 75 cr: Day 10." Kangana Ranaut Shoots Another Controversial Statement, Says She Will Expose Each One in Bollywood for Ganging Up on Her.
Though Manikarnika has minted good money at the ticket windows, the film should have ideally done better than this considering it's been made on a massive budget. With no big release this week, Kangana's film has one more week to perform well and make as much money as possible. However, things will heat up at the box office once Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt starrer Gully Boy releases next week, on February 14.