Raees crosses Rs 300-crore mark worldwide
Entertainment Desk:Raees starring Shah Rukh Khan and Mahira Khan has collected Rs 151.25 crore till now in the domestic market. The film which has earned profit from Shah Rukh Khan’s immense popularity abroad collected Rs 304 crore gross in the overseas market, according to trade industry watcher Ramesh Bala. Rahul Dholakia’s gangster drama collected Rs s 4.75 crore on Monday to cross the Rs 150-crore mark in India. Meanwhile, Hrithik Roshan starrer Kaabil has collected Rs 121.11 crore. The film collected Rs 2.97 crore on Monday.
Both Raees and Kaabil are in neck-to-neck competition over sharing a big pie of box office. Both films were released on January 25. Shah Rukh Khan film has always maintained an edge over Kaabil in terms of box office numbers. Both films will have to share the space with Jolly LLB 2 starring Akshay Kumar this weekend. It remains to be seen if Raees can enter Rs 200-crore club in coming few days.
Unlike Kaabil, Raees was not released in Pakistan. The release of the Indian movie Raees, which was scheduled to hit Pakistani cinemas on Sunday (Frb 5), was on Monday banned for its “inappropriate” portrayal of Muslims. Rumours about the Mahira Khan and Shah Rukh Khan-starrer releasing in Pakistan were ripe for the past one week.