Shah Rukh Khan and Mahira Khan‘s Raees locked horns with Hrithik Roshan and Yami Gautam‘s Kaabil at the box office as the films released simultaneously on January 25. While both the films were neck and neck going into the release, looks like Raees has emerged as the clear winner on day 1. Not only has Shah Rukh beaten Hrithik at the domestic box office, but also the overseas market. According to BollywoodHungama.com, Raees earned an impressive collection of Rs 2.09 crore from the Australia, New Zealand and UK belt. Kaabil, on the other hand, has earned just a meagre collection Rs 0.38 crore. If you compare these two figures, Raees has clearly defeated Kaabil in the overseas market.
In fact, if you consider the screen count also, Kaabil has got 92 screens while Raees has got 101 screens in these three markets. So with not a big difference in screen space, everyone would have expected a close fight between the two films. However, Raees clearly outperformed Kaabil at the overseas box office. However if you consider the number of Shah Rukh Khan fans abroad, Raees would have always got the upper hand. But we never expected it to get a such a huge advantage. Check out the detailed collections below! ALSO READ – Hrithik Roshan’s Kaabil or Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees – which is your pick at the theaters?
# Australian box office
Kaabil – Rs. 0.18 crore from 27 screens.
Raees – Rs. 0.93 crore from 28 screen
# New Zealand box office
Kaabil – Rs. 0.02 crore from 9 screens
Raees – Rs. 0.10 crore from 11 screens
# U.K. box office
Kaabil – Rs. 0.18 crore from 56 screens
Raees – Rs. 1.06 crore from 62 screens
At the domestic box office also, Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees (Rs 20.42 crore) has a huge lead over Hrithik Roshan’s Kaabil (Rs 10.43 crore). However, the makers have nothing to worry as it is just the first day and things can change anytime, anywhere. Kaabil has got better reviews and a better word of mouth publicity than Raees. This could give Kaabil the push it needs to overtake Raees in the coming days. So stay tuned to BollywoodLife as we get you all the latest box office updates right here. ALSO READ – Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees beats Hrithik Roshan’s Kaabil by a huge margin on day 1