The year commenced on a much patriotic note at the domestic box office. Vicky Kaushal’s Uri became the first 100 crore movie of the year. Countings for the movie are still on and is likely to touch a 200 crore mark soon. The patriotic period was followed not lately by Kangana Ranaut’s Manikarnika portraying great history.
Uri is successfully running in its fourth week and has already broken a few box office records set by the biggest Indian grosser Baahuli 2. Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh updated the box office figures of the film on Twitter, “#UriTheSurgicalStrike continues its glorious journey… Biz on [fourth] Mon is next to #Baahubali2 [₹ 2.90 cr]… ₹ 225 cr+ *lifetime biz* is not ruled out… [Week 4] Fri 3.44 cr, Sat 6.61 cr, Sun 8.86 cr, Mon 2.84 cr. Total: ₹ 192.84 cr. India biz. #Uri #HowsTheJosh.” Uri holds the record of highest Day 23 and Day 24 in India with collections of Rs 6.53 crore and Rs 8.71, respectively.
He also updated the box office figures of Kangana’s Manikarnika and tweeted, ““#Manikarnika is maintaining at lower levels… [Week 2] Fri 3.50 cr, Sat 5.25 cr, Sun 6.75 cr, Mon 2.25 cr, Tue 2.05 cr. Total: 80.95 cr. India biz. #Hindi #Tamil #Telugu.” Manikarnika had clashed with Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Thackeray, which made enough noise but slowed down after an impressive first week. As per the last update, the Bal Thackeray biopic had collected Rs 31 crore in its first week. “#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 shared on Twitter.