The month of January has just passed. Only three major films were released during this month. While “Ok Jaanu” with Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapur bit the dust, “Raees” with Shah Rukh Khan and “Kaabil” with Hrithik Roshan – released on January 25 – boxed at the box office. The last two films have enjoyed a first five-day weekend. “Raees”, directed by Rahul Dholakia, dominated the box office with, on his record, the title of the film with the biggest revenue of the first weekend of 2017 in India with Rs 932 million. “Kaabil”, staged by Sanjay Gupta, follows him with Rs 674.6 million while “Ok Jaanu” occupies third place with Rs 138 million.It was known that the battle would be tough, but at no time had it been thought that one of the two adversaries would be the victim of treason on the very first day.
Distributors had promised an equal number of screens in the 50: 50 ratio to Rakesh Roshan. The veteran filmmaker had the biggest shock of his life when, on January 25, he discovered that his film is only exploited on 40% of screens. “Raees” was favored with 60% of rooms in his favor and he made the maximum profit in this situation. Even though “Kaabil” had a smaller number of rooms, the film with Hrithik Roshan and Yami Gautam did not spoil his chance at the box office. But Rakesh Roshan feels betrayed and discouraged because promises have not been kept. He even considered farewell to the cinema if this unhealthy situation persists. “Kaabil” benefited from favorable reviews from the specialized press and word-of-mouth that worked well.The 7th SRK film at the Millionaire Club”Raees” is the 3rd film by Shah Rukh Khan to make the best revenue during his first weekend of operation with Rs 932.4 million.
Despite a five-day weekend, he could not equal the receipts of “Happy New Year” and “Chennai Express”, who had also entered the Billionaires Club.The list of SRK movies with the biggest recipes of the first weekend:Happy New Year – Rs 1 billion 88.6 millionChennai Express – Rs 1 billion 42 millionRaees – Rs 932.4 millionRa.One – Rs 920 millionJab Tak Hai Jaan – Rs 807.3 millionDilwale – Rs 650.9 millionFan – Rs 523.5 millionDon 2 – Rs 483.9 millionMy Name is Khan – Rs 300 million”Raees” was shooting for two years. Last year, Shah Rukh Khan had made a major decision – return the release of his film to avoid a suicidal clash with Salman Khan’s “Sultan”, released on the occasion of the feast of Eid. The actor knew that Rakesh Roshan had already chosen January 26 for the release of his film “Kaabil”. This decision paid off for him.Revenues for “Raees” for the first five days are as follows:Day 1: Rs 204.2 millionDay 2: Rs 263 millionDay 3: Rs 131.1 millionDay 4: Rs 156.1 millionDay 5: Rs 178 millionTotal: Rs 932.4 million”Raees” became the first film of 2017 to enter the prestigious Club des Milliardaires. For Shah Rukh Khan, it is his 7th film to get this honor. Shah Rukh Khan and his team organized a party on Monday to celebrate the success of “Raees”.21st on the list of ‘All Time Opening Day Grosser’”Raees”, directed by Rahul Dholakia, has been favorably received by critics as well as moviegoers in India. The specialists even talk about “thunderous start”. “Raees” has raked Rs 204.2 million on the first day of its operation in India.
It ranks 21st on the list of films with the biggest recipes of the first day of all time.The biggest recipes of the first day of all time:Happy New Year – Rs 44.97 cr.Prem Ratan Dhan Payo – Rs 40.35 cr.Sultan – Rs 36.54 cr.Dhoom 3 – Rs 36.22 cr.Chennai Express – Rs 33.12 cr.Ek Tha Tiger – Rs 32.93 cr.Singham Returns – Rs 32.09 cr.Dangal – Rs 29.78 cr.Bang Bang! – Rs 27.54 cr.Bajrangi Bhaijaan – Rs 27.25 cr.PK – Rs 26.63 cr.Kick – Rs 26.40 cr.Krrish 3 – Rs 25.50 cr.Agneepath – Rs 23.00 cr.Bodyguard – Rs 21.60 cr.Besharam – Rs 21.56 cr.MS Dhoni – The Untold Story – Rs 21.30 cr.Dabangg 2 – Rs 21.10 cr.Dilwale – Rs 21.00 cr.Singh Is Bliing – Rs 20.67 cr.Raees – Rs 20.42 cr.