Raees, the Shah Rukh Khan starrer and Kaabil, the Hrithik Roshan starrer movies had clashed at the box-office on 25 January.
Kaabil and Raees have been in the newscast for most of the parts of last two months, owed to the clash, that most industry pundits had believed was needless, and an eleventh hour offhand from the exhibitor’s side to deliver the Shah Rukh Khan starrer a 60:40 benefit over ‘Kaabil,’ apparently owing to business monopoly and hounding.
Raees had expectedly taken a profuse opening at the box-office, earning roughly 21 crores, as contrary to Kaabil’s 8 crore estimated gross.
The chart has been stable for the Rahul Dholakia directorial, in spite of a high-profile clatter. Kaabil movie itself has seen a firm escalation in box-office collections courtesy admirable word of mouth and perilous reviews. However, ‘Raees’ has evidently been the champion.
And the 4th day of collections of the two movies has only proven this fact.
Based on boxofficeindia.com, though ‘Raees,’ had earned a worthy 15.50 crore rupees (approximately), Kaabil had manged a good worth of 10.75 crore rupees (approx.). This has taken the tally of ‘Raees’ to a mammoth 75 crore nett, as in the contradiction of ‘Kaabil’s 41.75 crore nett., thereby offering the former a near 34 crore rupees lead.
Though the industry was expecting a wonder overture from ‘Kaabil,’ as had been perceived through the ‘Bajirao Mastani‘-‘Dilwale’ clatter when the former slowly overtook the latter’s huge domestic opening locally, it hasn’t been the circumstance.
‘Kaabil’ needs to stay tremendously steady in the coming week on working days to improve its cost, but the clatter by now has its sure-shot champion.