With a solid opening on its first day at the ticket window, “Raees” brought some good news to the producers Farhan AKhtar and Ritesh Sidwani who were struggling to get a hit after a disaster “Rock On 2”. It was also a relief for Shah Rukh Khan who needed to come back.
“Raees” opened to around 55-60% occupancy in the morning show all over India. The occupancy increased to 65% in the noon show while biz spiked in the evening and night shows with around 80% occupancy bringing a solid total to Rs 20.42.
As per early trade estimate on Republic Day, “Raees” had a great start in the morning show with occpancy to around 80-90% at some places. The action-drama is performing the best in Kolkata, Mumbai and Ahemdabad. However, down south it is bit slow due to strong hold from “Kaabil” which is performing better here. The business will be better than the first day and should bring a total of Rs 25+ crores on its second day.
– Ketan Gupta