With two days already gone, both Shah Rukh Khan‘s Raees and Hrithik Roshan‘s Kaabil have proved that they are here for the long haul. Even a clash can’t slow them down. Obviously, there will be one who will race ahead, and Shah Rukh’s film is doing that in this case. With Rs. 46.72 crore in the first two days, it is already on its way to post some really formidable numbers on board. Kaabil too earned a good Rs. 29.1 crore. Republic Day definitely gave huge boost to their numbers. Things will be a lot different today since it is not a holiday. According to the buzz, the morning and afternoon shows of both films have seen decent crowd. But the evening and nights shows are expected to bring in a lot of money for the films. (Also read: Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees, Hrithik Roshan’s Kaabil and Aamir Khan’s Dangal to release in Pakistan?)
Now Wednesday was a non-holiday and despite that Raees earned over Rs. 20 crore and Kaabil took home over Rs. 10 crore. So on Friday, Raees can be expected to bring in nearly Rs. 15 -18 crore which is big too. In three days, it will be easily able to earn more than Rs. 50 crore which will only work in its favour. That will put Shah Rukh’s film on victory path. As for Hrithik’s Kaabil, the film is showing no signs of getting bogged down by SRK’s movie at all and is recording good numbers today as well. Despite having far lesser screens than Raees, the kind of business the film is doing is simply commendable. Today, it can add another Rs. 10-11 crore to its kitty to take the film to great heights.
Also, whatever Kaabil is earning it’s only profit. We had spoken to Rakesh Roshan to know about the budget and other details about the film and he had revealed, “You know I sold the film for a lesser price to my distributors. I am the only producer who sells to individual distributors. My all India sale to distributors is not exceeding more than Rs. 42 crores. I made the film in, without counting Hrithik’s and my price, we have made the film at a budget of Rs. 35 crore. Plus Rs. 15 cr on P&A. Satellite rights were sold for Rs. 50 cr, while music was sold for Rs 8 crore. Overseas went for Rs. 16 crore.” So clearly, the film has already recovered its investments and whatever it is earning now, is just profits!