A lot has been said and commented about Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees and Hrithik Roshan’s Kaabil releasing on the same day. While producer Rakesh Roshan threatened to quit the industry if such clashes continue to happen, Shah Rukh Khan clarified that he wanted to avoid the box-office collision but could not find a more suitable date for his film’s release.
But all said and done, both the films finally hit the theaters this Wednesday and it is now up to the audience to decide which one is better.
While Raees seemed to be the top choice of the moviegoers on Wednesday, with the movie minting in ₹ 20.42 cr against Kaabil’s ₹ 10.43 cr, the Thursday collections seems to have taken everyone by surprise.
No, Kaabil definitely could not surpass Raees in terms of box-office collections. But what it did manage to do is narrow the almost-10 cr margin it had on Wednesday.
The Hrithik Roshan starrer saw a jump of almost 80 percent on Thursday and made a collection of ₹ 18.67 cr. Raees, on the other hand, collected ₹ 26.30 cr on Republic Day.
The 80 percent jump in business that Kaabil showed yesterday against Raees‘s 30 percent jump has intensified the war even more and one shall expect the weekend collections to take everyone by surprise yet again!