Shah Rukh Khan's Raees beats Hrithik Roshan's Kaabil with first day earnings

Jan 27, 2017, 00:21
Shah Rukh Khan's Raees beats Hrithik Roshan's Kaabil with first day earnings

Also both movies, intentionally or unintentionally, play homage to Bollywood movies of the '80s and '90s.

Raees also saw 15 per cent more sales in comparison with Kaabil and was sold out all through Wednesday. The movie had opened to a positive review and the acting performance of the main lead actors had received impressive review from the audience. However, critical appreciation does not necessarily dictate box office collections. Raees has shown superb growth today especially in multiplexes which were average yesterday because of working day. Well, our sources reported us that Shah Rukh Khan's Raees has got a huge opening collection than Hrithik Roshan's Kaabil.

He said, "I was only 12 years old when I first faced the camera and I was beside Rajinikanth then for the film Bhagwaan Dada".

On the work front, the actor is seen with Yami Gautam in "Kaabil", backed by his father's banner FilmKraft Productions.

Trade analyst Komal Nahata said: "Raees has seen a very strong opening at the box office". Kaabil movie also received a big musical hit and also the teaser also received a good response. While it is likely to affect the movie's business to a certain extent, a large section of people will opt for watching the movie on a 70mm screen in high quality. The movie, which earned Rs 10.43 crore on first day of its release, is expected to collect around Rs 15 crore on the second day.

Not only the movies are on a clash, but released in midweek on Wednesday.

Cinemas in Pakistan will again start screening Indian movies almost four months after imposing a ban on films from across the border over military tensions.

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