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Box Office: Raees First (1st) Week Total Worldwide Collection

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Raees Grosses Over 215 Crores at Worldwide Box Office

There is a superstition in Bollywood that no film which opens in January manages to do well. But Shah Rukh Khan’s much-awaited gangster flick Raees has broken the jinx and become the superstar’s seventh film to enter the coveted Rs 100-crore club. Raees created enough buzz before its release. From intelligent marketing to unique ways of promotions, the film lived up to the expectations like any other SRK movie in terms of generating excitement.

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Raees faced a clash with Hrithik Roshan-starrer Kaabil, which also released on the same day. The two films opened a day before the Republic Day and are eating up the profits of each other. However, Kaabil has fallen behind with Rs 79.6 crore earned till Tuesday. Raees has also minted Rs. 45.63 crore gross earning in the overseas market in first four days of its release. More reports are awaited.

Audience found the movie very entertaining and showed thumbs up to it. Wonderful performances of lead stars specially Shahrukh & Nawazuddin Siddiqui have made it interesting throughout till the end. From most of the critics also, it has received positive reviews and as a result of such favorable reactions. Rahul Dholakia’s directorial venture Raees continues perform well at the worldwide box office.

Apart from grossing 152.61 crores (109.01 crores) in India, the film has also grossed 65.56 crores ($ 9.2 million) in the international markets. Raees now stands with the global collections of 215.17 crores. Raees will cross the 250 crore mark by the end of its 2nd weekend at the box office. Once again, the collections are a clear indication of Shah Rukh Khan’s huge star power in the foreign countries. The film also starred Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Mahira Khan in key roles.

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