While SRK's film makes Rs 59.83 crores, Hrithik Roshan's film collects Rs 38.87 Crores.
Hrithik Roshan's Kaabil, which had a mid-week release and clashed with Shah Rukh Khan's Raees on Wednesday, made a little short of Rs 40 crores, tweeted trade analyst Taran Adarsh.
The collection figures for the first three days of Kaabil stands at Rs 10.43 crores, Rs 18.67 crores and Rs 9.77 crores respectively, with a total of Rs 38.87 crores, as reported by Mr Adarsh. Taran Adarsh's forecast for Kaabil also says, "Biz should witness growth on Sat and Sun (sic)." Kaabil co-stars Hrithik Roshan and Yami Gautam as characters who are visually impaired.
On the other hand , SRK’s Raees earns Rs 59.83 Crores, and “it is all set for a big Saturday and Sunday," tweeted Mr Adarsh
Mr Adarsh wrote, “Raees Wed 20.42 cr, Thu 26.30 cr, Fri 13.11 cr. Total: ₹ 59.83 cr. India biz... All set for a big Sat and Sun”. Shah Rukh Khan was asked about the reason behind Raees' box office success, and he said: "Crores of people have come to watch the movie, so figures will follow."
Several distributors are of the opinion that Shah Rukh's movie had an "edge over" Hrithik's Kaabil at the theatres.
Film distributor Akshay Rathi said, "Both the films are doing well at the box office and world of mouth for both of them is positive. What works for Raees is the presence of Shah Rukh Khan, who has been a star since long time, the film has mass appeal, great dialogues and songs. Even Kaabil has content”.