First Weekend Collection of Raees
Bollywood’s superstar Shahrukh Khan & Mahira Khan starrer this Wednesday released crime thriller “Raees” is storming at box office. The movie has started on an excellent note and receiving terrific response from fans and audience. It has received mixed reviews from Bollywood critics as well as movie goers but still it is flying high on craze. Raees is witnessing more than 70% of occupancy across the country and also recorded wonderful response in overseas. The movie also features Nawazuddin Siddqui who are also being appreciated by the audience.
With massive initial buzz, Rahul Dholakia’s directorial Raees recorded excellent occupancy of 80-85% on the opening day and registered the business of 20.42 crores from 2700 screens across the country. This is the fourth highest opening of Shahrukh’s career so far after Happy New Year, Chennai Express & Dilwale. On Thursday it was holiday due to Republic Day, so the movie showed impressive growth and did the business of 26.30 crores. On the next day i.e. Friday, Raees faced abrupt drop of 50% but still managed to maintain good pace and added the amount of 13.11 crores to its account.
Shah Rukh Khan’s last release Fan had collected 71.5 crore in its entire first week, which was shockingly low. Now with Raees doing quite well, it must indeed be music to the superstar’s ears. The film collected 15.61 crore more on Saturday and with these numbers it has reached 75.44 crore. With this, the entire week’s collections of Fan have been surpassed by Raees in four days flat, which is positive news indeed. To gain such numbers despite clash shows the star-power of Shah Rukh Khan, especially in a massy film like Raees which is not the kind that generally appeals to the women.
The collections have stayed on to be uniformly good and though at multiplexes it is facing stiff competition from Kaabil, the fact that it running at a higher number of screens and hence a larger count of shows is going in its favor as well. Film did fantastic performance in its first weekend time by collecting mind blowing figures and huge appreciation from the public. As per the reports received regarding the first weekend business chart of Raees, film has entertained most of its viewers and their reviews for the flick are all positive. Raees first weekend grand total is around 17.80 Crores including the fifth day collection of around 93.24 Crores.
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