This period drama earned Rs 8.75 crore on opening day. Friday 8.75 cr, Sat 18.10 cr.
It also said that the collections were pretty tiresome outside Mumbai circuit with collections getting worse further North. On the other hand, Nawazuddin starrer Thackeray collected around Rs 11 crores (Friday: 6 crores + Saturday: 10 crores + Sunday: 11 crores) making the total weekend collection around Rs 26 crores (both Hindi and Marathi).
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to his Twitter account to share the box office numbers of Thackeray.
Manikarnika has released in around 50 countries and it has got 3000 screens whether in the overseas market it got 700 screens. The film had also courted several controversies over the alleged portrayal of Laxmibai followed by Sonu Sood refusing to reshoot his scenes, as requested by Kangana, who co-directed the film with Krish.
Made under the banners of Kairos Kontent Studios, Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi stars Atul Kulkarni, Jisshu Sengupta, Richard Keep, Suresh Oberoi, Danny Densongpa, Ankita Lokhande, R. Bhakti Klein, Nihar Pandya, Rajiv Kachroo, Yash Tonk, Unnati Davara, Taher Shabbir, Manish Wadhwa and Nalneesh Neel. "What Manikarnika turns out to be is thus something straight out of a Class-8 history textbook; at points, even an Amar Chitra tale", she wrote in her review.