‘Manikarnika’ and ‘Thackeray’ do well at box office after two days

New Delhi: Kangana Ranaut’s ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’ and Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s ‘Thackeray’ both fared well at the box office after days.

‘Manikarnika’ had garnered Rs 8.75 crores on the first day while it earned Rs 18.10 crore on Saturday, giving it a total of Rs 26.85 crores in business.

Taking to Twitter, trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote, “#Manikarnika sees remarkable growth on Day 2… Strong word of mouth has come into play, while #RepublicDay holiday has given the much-required boost… Day 3 will be in double digits again… Fri 8.75 cr, Sat 18.10 cr. Total: ₹ 26.85 cr. India biz. ”

Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer Thackeray too fared well on Republic Day.

Nawazuddin’s film collected Rs 4.50 crore. The total collections now stand at Rs 7.25 crore (Friday – Rs 2.75 crore, Saturday – Rs 4.50 crore).

Adarsh took to Twitter and posted about the film’s business, writing, “#Thackeray biz jumps on Day 2… Gets the benefit of #RepublicDay holiday… While #Maharashtra continues to lead, the remaining circuits show an upward trend on Day 2… #Marathi version is excellent… Fri 6 cr, Sat 10 cr. Total: 16 cr. India biz. #Hindi #Marathi.”

Directed by Abhijeet Panse, ‘Thackeray’ follows Balasaheb’s life and his transition from being a cartoonist to becoming one of the most respected and powerful politicians of India.

Manikarnika, on the other hand, is a period drama based on the life and struggles of Rani Laxmi Bai of Jhansi and her war against the British East India Company, during the Indian Rebellion of 1857.