Raees vs Kaabil Box Office collection: Shah Rukh Khan-starrer too ‘daring’ for Hrithik Roshan's thriller on Day 1

Both Raees and Kaabil hit the theatres on 25 January amid intense publicity. Who emerged winner on the opening day?

, the wait finally ended on 25th January as Raees and Kaabil hit the theatres. While the makers of Shah Rukh Khan-starrer claimed to have got a thunderous opening as compared to Kaabil, here are the numbers which will tell you who emerged victorious on Day 1.

As per figures, it is Raees which has taken the honours on the first day by raking in a whopping Rs 20.42 crore. Contrary to this, Kaabil has garnered Rs 10.43 crore, which is not bad either. It is expected that the Hrithik Roshan-starrer will pace up in the coming days.

As per trade pundits, it was expected that Raees would pull in more than Rs 20 crore on the opening day as compared to Hrithik Roshan-starrer’s prediction of Rs 10 crore. Also, Raees witnessed a footfall of 16,828 as compared to Kaabil’s tally of 5,935 in 103 cinema halls spread across Delhi, Mumbai, Chandigarh, Kolkata, and Jaipur.

The mega box office clash was not without its share of controversy. Kaabil’s producer Rakesh Roshan had openly expressed his displeasure over the face-off between the two films. He said that such a clash was avoidable as it would mean both the films eating into each other’s business.

Set in Gujarat, Raees revolves around a bootlegger who goes on to become a dreaded gangster. The titular role is played by Shah Rukh Khan, who is involved in a bitter confrontation with a police officer Majmudar played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the Rahul Dholakia directorial venture. Sunny Leone has featured in a song ‘Laila Main Laila’ which has earned massive popularity.

On the other hand, Kaabil is a thriller directed by Sanjay Gupta. Besides Hrithik Roshan and Yami Gautam, the film features Ronit and Rohit Roy as antagonists. Urvashi Rautela has featured in the song Saara Zamaana.

Also read: Kaabil vs Raees Box Office prediction and collection report: Opening day to SRK but Hrithik to lead in long-run

Meanwhile, here’s our quick review of the film Raees.

Don’t miss to watch a quick review of Kaabil as well.