Hrithik Roshan‘s Kaabil is doing great business at the box office despite taking on the mighty Shah Rukh Khan starrer Raees. It may have been earning less than SRK’s film every day but it hasn’t lost momentum at all. Saturday was supposed to be big and it was just that. By earning Rs. 13.54 crore, Kaabil has crossed the Rs. 50 crore mark in just four days. The total collection of the film is Rs. 52.41 crore. This is awesome news for the makers who have been hurt at the unequal distribution of screens between Raees and Kaabil. (Also read: Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees vs Hrithik Roshan’s Kaabil, Salman Khan’s blackbuck case – meet the top 5 newsmakers of the week)
Let us tell you something here. Whatever Kaabil is earning now, is just profits. Much before the release of the film, we have told you how it is already on profit path. We had spoken to Rakesh Roshan about it and he gave out the monetary logistics about the film. He had said, “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.” It has earned more than the budget of the film by selling the satellite rights itself. Hence, Kaabil is in a very advantageous position.
What also worked in its favour is some really good reviews. Critics showered it with praises. Hrithik’s performance has now become a benchmark for many. Add to that good word of mouth and Kaabil is already a winner. Trade also expects it to close the gap between the film and Raees since reports are very positive about this revenge drama. So stay tuned for more such box office update soon.