As the days are progressing. the Hrithik Roshan starrer “Kaabil” is gettting close to Shah Rukh Khan’s “Raees”. The dark thriller was at one point almost beating the collection of “Raees” yesterday but at the end of the day, “Raees” reign the top position.
“Raees” kicked off on Wednesday with a good Rs 20.42 crores. Due to the Republic Day holiday, the business of Shah Rukh Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer escalated by 30% bringing Rs 26.30 crores. There was a dip in the business by 50% to Rs 13.11 crores on Friday. The collections improved on Saturday slightly to Rs 15.61 crores bringing the overall collections to Rs 75.44.
“Kaabil” had a slow start at the box office on its first day in the morning show but grew up in the evening and night show minting Rs 10.43 crores. “Kaabil” has performed even better on its second day thanks to the Republic Day holiday earning a solid Rs 18.43 crores. Friday being a normal working, the business of “Kaabil” dipped by almost 30% which is a good hold earning Rs 9.77 crores. “Kaabil” performed well in multiplexes of Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad and Chennai and was better than “Raees” in these places bringing a solid Rs 13.54 crores. The total collections stand at Rs 52.41 crores and crossed its budget of Rs 50 crores (The production cost is Rs 35 crores and marketing & promotion cost is Rs 15 crores).
– Ketan Gupta