‘Raees’ continues its fabulous run at the box office starting with Rs.13.11 crore collection on a working Friday.
The film is making the right kind of noise since three days of its release. It has collected an astounding Rs.20.42 crore on Day 1, taking a big head-start. The film then went over to shatter previous box office records and turned the highest Republic Day grosser with Rs.26.30 crore.
The SRK-starrer has now crossed the Rs.60 crore mark in merely three days of release, leading all the way.
The film garnered substantial collections on Day 3, which was a working day, with an occupancy rate that witnessed a sharp shift from 35-40% in the morning shows to 90% during the night.
Raees has not only set the Indian shores abuzz, but also continues to dominate worldwide. Giving insights into overseas collections, trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted:
#Raees takes UAE-GCC BO by storm… Collects $ 1.4 million [₹ 9.53 cr] on Wed and Thu. AWESOME!Advertisement
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 27, 2017
In other words, this is what ‘Raees’ made:
Day 1- Rs.20.42 crores
Day 2- Rs.26.30 crores
Day 3- Rs.13.11 crores
Total- Rs.59.83 crores
Now let us look at ‘Kaabil’. The film featuring Hrithik Roshan in the lead started well and ran alongside ‘Raees’ on Day 2.
#Kaabil Wed 10.43 cr, Thu 18.67 cr, Fri 9.77 cr. Total: ₹ 38.87 cr. India biz… Biz should witness growth on Sat and Sun.
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— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 28, 2017
In other words, this is what ‘Kaabil’ made:
Day 1- Rs.10.43 crores
Day 2- Rs.18.67 crores
Day 3- Rs.9.77 crores
Total- Rs.38.87 crores
It is clear that ‘Kaabil’ is bringing down the difference in collections with ‘Raees’ at least in India.
However, Shah Rukh Khan’s gangster drama raked $347,000 on 247 screens on Wednesday in the US and continues to trend in the important Gulf states too with estimates saying ‘Raees’ stood at $500,000, while it enjoyed a solid lead in the UK with $158,000, it minted $268,000 over a 2-day run in Australia.
Both movies have been praised by the critics.