Mumbai, January 25 (Bollywood Movie Reviews): The Shah Rukh Khan , Nawazuddin Siddiqui , Mahira Khan starrer Raees got a bumper opening on its first day at the box office.
INR 200.42 million Producer Figure (USD 3 million)
INR 200.4 million Trade Figure
Raees has simply crushed Hrithik Roshan’s Kaabil as its opening day is INR 120 million (US$ 1.7 million) higher.
Opening Day Records
1.) Opening Day Collections of Raees are going to end 14th or 15th Highest on the all time opening days of Bollywood list despite the clash
2.) This is 4th highest opening day in Shahrukh Khan’s career after Happy New Year, Chennai Express and just below Dilwale.
3) Opening day of Raees is much lower than Salman Khan’s Sultan and Aamir Khan’s Dangal but that is mostly due to the clash.
In an earlier interview, film-maker Rakesh Roshan expressed his displeasure over Kaabil getting lesser screen time. “I was in a shock when I opened the newspapers today and saw the listings of the theatres. I tried my best to tell all the exhibitors that you have to set the trend for clashing films: they have to go 50-50. It is not good for the producers, distributors, exhibitors and the audience, otherwise.”
Rakesh continued, “People don’t have so much money to spend in a week, to watch two films. But after giving me assurances, they have done this under what pressure, I don’t know. If they can come under pressure, then our industry will never move forward. It will go backwards.”