Shah Rukh Khan‘s Raees is earning bountiful at the box office. With every day it is only getting bigger and better. The film has so far earned Rs. 75.44 crore with 2900 screens and with Hrithik Roshan‘s Kaabil giving it tough competition. But despite all that in five days the film has managed to earn a big number. And by earning that number it has managed to collect the entire collection of Ranveer Singh‘s Befikre and SRK’s very own Dear Zindagi in just four days. In its lifetime, Befikre had earned Rs. 60.23 crore while Dear Zindagi made Rs. 68.15 crore. (Also read: Raees Vs Kaabil: Hrithik Roshan’s film is closing in on Shah Rukh Khan’s film, Sunday will be crucial for both)
It’s pretty interesting to see how Raees managed to go past these numbers in just five days and by taking gallant steps. No wonder the team is planning to have a success bash tomorrow. But there will be no booze there. IANS reported that to celebrate the occasion, the film’s team, along with Shah Rukh, will gather on Monday here. It being January 30 — Martyr’s Day that marks Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination — it also happens to be a dry day, said a source close to the filmmakers. Producer Ritesh Sidhwani told IANS, “The entire team is very happy with the critical acclaim and audience reaction to the film. It has been a perfect combination. It seems that all efforts have come to fruition. Hence, we want to celebrate this occasion with everyone who has been part of this journey.”
Raees has been faring even better on Sunday and it is poised to earn much more today. That will only add to its growing treasure trove. Since the day it released, the film has continued to bring in big numbers. Trade is looking for a Rs. 100 crore collection soon enough for the film which will make it the first one to achieve that mark this year.