Raaes vs Kaabil Box Office collection: Shah Rukh Khan's film opens to thunderous response, Hrithik Roshan's not so much

The audience have given their verdict about both the highly anticipated movies of 2017- Shah Rukh Khan's Raees and Hrithik Roshan's Kaabil

The early reports of the first Box Office clash of 2017 Raees and Kaabil are out and it seems like the former has taken an edge over the other one. Viewers flocked to cinemas to watch Shah Rukh Khan’s film but the response to Hrithik Roshan’s offering has been comparatively cold. A major reason behind this is the stardom of King Khan, which cannot be questioned. The early numbers coming from big cities will definitely bring a sigh of relief to the makers of Raees.

Rahul Dholakia directorial Raees saw 16,828 footfalls while Kaabil witnessed 5,935, in a total of 103 cinemas spanning across Mumbai, Delhi, Chandigarh, Jaipur and Kolkatta. Here is the categorical breakdown for your understanding:

Mumbai (45 Cinemas)
Raees – 7,521 admits
Kaabil – 2,543 admits

Delhi (25 cinemas)
Raees – 3,531 admits
Kaabil – 1,520 admits

A still from Kaabil (Courtesy: Twitter/Taran Adarsh)

A still from Kaabil (Courtesy: Twitter/Taran Adarsh)

Kolkata (15 cinemas)
Raees – 3,006 admits
Kaabil – 678 admits

Chandigarh (8 Cinemas)
Raees – 1,123 admits
Kaabil – 456 admits

Jaipur (10 cinemas)
Raees – 1,647 admits
Kaabil – 738 admits

Shah Rukh Khan in a still from Dhingana (Courtesy: YouTube/Zee Music Company)

Shah Rukh Khan in a still from Dhingana (Courtesy: YouTube/Zee Music Company)

TOTAL (103 cinemas)
Raaes – 16,828 admits
Kaabil – 5,935 admits

Also read: Raees Movie Review

This obviously means that the first day collections of Raees will be more than Kaabil. This is something that trade experts had already predicted. They had said that while Raees may rake in Rs 20-22 crore Kaabil would earn Rs 10-11 core.

Also read: Raees audience review: Shah Rukh Khan’s daring and dimaag impresses viewers

Set in 1980’s Gujarat, Raees is the story of a bootlegger who locked horns with the administration. In the film, Nawazuddin Siddiqui essays the role of a local police officer Majmudar.  The confrontation scenes between SRK and Nawazuddin witnessed claps in the theatres, said media reports. Well, it is left to be seen who becomes the winner at the Box Office in the long run.