Manikarnika – The Queen of Jhansi has done well in its first week with stable collections right through the weekdays. So far it has brought in Rs. 61.15 crore, though close to one third of this number came on a single day [Republic Day].
The Kangana Ranaut starrer has been allocated a good count of screens in the second week as well since there is not much of a competition. However, to leverage that it would need to be really stable over the weekend with at least Rs. 15 crore coming in. If the numbers are lesser than that then the film would fade out after the second week.
Ideally, the film with this kind of scale and budget warrants a Rs. 100 crore lifetime total at the least. However for now it seems to be headed towards Rs. 85-90 crore range. Anything over and above that would be an added bonus for the film.
Meanwhile, even though the film had a better weekend than Uri – The Surgical Strike, the first week collections are lesser as the Vicky Kaushal starrer had collected Rs. 70.94 crore in the same time duration.