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Apart from its first day numbers, Raees scored Rs 26.30 crores, Rs 13.11 crores and Rs 15.61 crores on Thursday, Friday and Saturday respectively. Taran Adarsh provided a day-wise break-up of the collections figures.Shah Rukh, who also tweeted the figures, wrote "And onwards we march."
#Raees is EXCELLENT... Wed 20.42 cr, Thu 26.30 cr, Fri 13.11 cr, Sat 15.61 cr. Total: Rs 75.44 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 29, 2017
Of Raees' performance at international theatres, Mr Adarsh said: "Raees is terrific internationally."
#Raees is TERRIFIC internationally... OVERSEAS - Wed to Sat: $ 6.7 million [Rs 45.63 cr]... Some territories/screens yet to report.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 29, 2017
The 51-year-old actor was asked about the reason behind Raees' success at the box office, and he said: "Crores of people have come to watch the movie, so figures will follow." Earlier this week, film distributors were reported saying that Raees has an "edge over" Kaabil at the theatres. Film distributor Akshay Rathi told new agency PTI: "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."
Raees stars Shah Rukh Khan as liquor baron Raees Alam who operates in the dry state of Gujarat. It also marks the Bollywood debut of Pakistani actress Mahira Khan, who features as Raees' wife in the film. Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays the cop who attempts to put an end to Raees' illegal activities in the state. Directed by Rahul Dholakia, Raees also features Sunny Leone in a special song Laila O Laila, which is a reprised version of Zeenat Aman's hit song from 1980 film Qurbani.