This Republic eve, it was Baadshah Vs. Greek God of Bollywood – Shah Rukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan has locked horns with Raees and Kaabil today at the box office. The biggest clash as ever witnessed in B Town with two bigwig films releasing today. Shahrukh Khan’s Raees hit the screens along with Hrithik Roshan’s Kaabil yesterday. Now talking about the film Raees, the film had excellent buzz and hype before the release despite so many delays. Despite the clash with Hrithik Roshan starrer Kaabil the SRK starrer has got an extraordinary opening at the box office.
As per reports, the first day box office collection for Raees tolled to around 22 crore, which is indeed, much better than the other film releasing the same day. The film Raees started with a bang and the overall occupancy in the morning shows was 60% that kept on increasing to becoming houseful. All the major circuits Mumbai, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Delhi NCR opened very well. It set the box office on fire in West Bengal where it opened to 75-80% occupancy.
The film showed growth in the noon shows as the occupancy went up to 65-70%. The real magic started to begin in the evening when the holiday advantage came into the picture. It has given a huge boost to Raees collection. Raees has certainly stolen the show with surpassing Kaabil in a big way and it is likely to maintain the stability for sure. It seems that the politicians who have tried to communalize the releases too have helped the film to prosper over the box office, while needless to say that the film was much better in terms of buzz, number of screens and reviews as compared to Kaabil