Clashes are mostly one-sided. There is always someone who manages to get an upper-hand and ends up being the winner in such a situation. But Raees and Kaabil will be an exception. According to trade, this is a clash where both the parties will go home happy and cash-rich. Let us explain to you how.
Shah Rukh Khan‘s gangster drama opened with a huge numbers on January 25. It got 2900 screens to play on and given the fact that it had the superstar in the lead, it took a huge lead in this clash. It kept the numbers coming in large numbers which helped it post a huge figure like Rs. 93.24 crore in just five days. Monday helped it earn more than Rs. 100 crore at the box office which propelled it towards a big first week collection. Even in the overseas, the film has reportedly earned a whopping $8 million. According to Forbes, “The U.A.E./Gulf States have generated approximately $3.5 million, the U.S. contributed $2.4 million, the U.K. $800,000 and, per ComScore, Australia brought in $491,000 on only 29 screens.” The film has thus accumulated more than Rs. 100 crore worldwide which is a huge number, especially when the film is made at a budget of Rs. 80-90 crore. The sell of satellite and music rights must have earned a lot of money. That puts it in a much favourable position. (Also read: After Happy New Year and Chennai Express, Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees will be his third fastest Rs. 100 crore earning film)
Now coming to Kaabil, Hrithik Roshan‘s revenge thriller was on profit route from the start. We told you about the details of its budget. Rakesh Roshan had exclusively revealed to us, “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.” As of Sunday, the film has earned Rs. 67.46 crore. Kaabil is already earning profits for the producers. And mind you, Kaabil has lesser screens than Raees, i.e. 2200.
These figures prove that both Raees and Kaabil won from this clash. We agree solo releases might have brought in completely different numbers but these are really inspiring figures too as such scenarios are hardly seen during a clash.