Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh updated the box workplace figures on Twitter. He tweeted, "#Manikarnika is decent on crucial Mon. The decline on Day 4 [vis-à-vis Day 1]: 41.71%... North circuits continue to lead... Week 1 should be close to ₹ 60 cr [as per trends]... Fri 8.75 cr, Sat 18.10 cr, Sun 15.70 cr, Mon 5.10 cr. Total: ₹ 47.65 cr. India biz. #Hindi #Tamil #Telugu." The film's release clashed with the release of Nawazuddin Siddiqui's Thackeray, which collected Rs 22 crore in three days.
After gap at Rs 8.75 crore, Manikarnika over doubled its growth on Republic Day with collections of Rs 18.10 crore. However, it fell to Rs 15.70 crore on Sunday. The film received a good response in overseas markets throughout the weekend. Taran Adarsh had updated the overseas collections of the film in his tweet: "#Manikarnika crosses $1.55 mn [₹ 11.03 cr] from international markets... Key markets: North America: $ 559k UAE-GCC: $ 471k UK: $ 118k ANZ + Fiji: $ 137k North America and other territories still being updated. #Overseas."
The release of the film has, however, been followed by a war of words between Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli and director Krish. Recently speaking in Kangana's defence, Rangoli claimed that 70 % of the film has been shot by her. Meanwhile, Krish has claimed otherwise and has defendant the actor of hijacking the film, that he was employed to direct. Lyricist and CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi has additionally spoken in defence of Kangana.