Shah Rukh Khan‘s Raees has released on January 25 and opened really big.In three days, it has already earned Rs. 59.83 crore which means the film will only bring in more money. But will that be enough to wrap up the five day long weekend with Rs. 150 crore on board? It surely looks hopeful given the fact that the film is getting good numbers. Despite a working day, third day saw a good Rs. 13.11 crore coming their way. Saturday and Sunday will definitely add big numbers to the tally. But we have to remember here that Hrithik Roshan‘s Kaabil isn’t going anywhere. It has stayed put at the box office even when there is someone like Shah Rukh Khan against them. That definitely is a huge deal. So the route to Rs. 150 crore won’t be easy for Raees. (Also read: 7 similarities we found between Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees and Hrithik Roshan’s Kaabil that you have overlooked)
We agree that the five day weekend in case of Sultan saw massive numbers but you cannot forget here that Raees hasn’t released solo here with over 4000 screens. It has released along with an equally popular superstar like Hrithik whose film Kaabil has received rave reviews. Plus, it has opened at approximately 2900 screens. Also Dangal is still running at the theatres. Despite all that odds, the film is earning good money which should please not only the makers but audience as well. So it will be interesting to see how the film fares at the end of these five days.
With 70-80 percent occupancy on its first day, Raees posted some commendable figures on Day 1 which was Rs. 20.42 crore. Next day was a holiday and the Trade was expecting big numbers but they weren’t ready for what they saw on the card. Shah Rukh’s film earned whopping Rs. 26.30 crore on R-Day, making it the highest numbers on that day. So as of now, the film is going great guns and Saturday-Sunday is expected to be bigger. So here’s hoping the film manages to make Rs. 100 crore if not Rs. 150 crore. What do you think people?