Raees Box Office Prediction: SRK Starrer To Take A Good Opening
Raees Box Office Prediction: SRK Starrer To Take A Good Opening

Shah Rukh Khan’s long-delayed film Raees is all set to hit the theatres on 25 Jan 2017. The excitement level of Bollywood fans is sky-high as SRK is returning in a negative character after a long time. Raees is among the most awaited movies of 2017 and with SRK is lead role it is expected to take a big opening at the Box Office.

The movie is releasing on Wednesday, thus have a 5 days extended weekend with National Holiday (Republic Day) falling on Thursday. Raees will clash with Hrithik Roshan’s ‘Kaabil’ and this clash has been touted as the biggest Bollywood clash of all time. (Read: Raees vs Kaabil Box Office Analysis)

Raees Vs Kaabil Clash On 25 Jan 2017
Raees Vs Kaabil Clash On 25 Jan 2017

So, what are we waiting for? Let’s have a detailed look at Raees Box Office prediction and try to analyse its potential at the Box Office.

Raees Box Office Prediction: What’s Hot & What’s Not

What’s Hot
1) Shah Rukh Khan returning is a negative role: SRK looks in full form in Raees and we can expect a superb performance from him. Moreover, negative characters have worked wonders for him in movies like Darr, Don, Anjaam and Baazigaar.
2) Bumper trailer: The trailer of Raees promises a massy masala entertainer.
3) Tremendous hype and buzz: The movie has created tremendous hype and buzz ever since the release of its first teaser way back in 2014.
4) Nawazuddin Siddiqui: Nawaz as always looks in prime form. His encounter with SRK will be the highlight of the movie.

Read: The advance booking report of Kaabil and Raees

What’s Not
1) Rahul Dholakia has a poor track record as a director.
2) Delayed film.
3) Family audience will stay away from the film as it has a dark background involving mafia and don.
4) Clash with Hrithik Roshan’s Kaabil.

Raees Box Office Prediction: Opening Day Collection Prediction

Considering all positives and negatives, we are expecting Raees to take a good opening at the Box Office. Raees is releasing on a normal weekday (Wednesday) and will pick up in the evening shows as there is a National holiday on Thursday. The movie is expected to release on 2700 screens and with an occupancy of around 70% to 75%, it will take an opening of around 17 crores. Anything above 17 crores will be considered an outstanding start as the movie will enjoy a full-fledged 5 day weekend with a National holiday on 26th Jan.

Raees Box Office Prediction: Opening Weekend, Week Collection Prediction 

Raees should collect around 85 crores in the opening extended weekend if the WOM turns out to be mixed. Even with a negative WOM, the movie has a chance to earn 65 crores. The opening weekend collection will be 100+ crores if the movie is accepted open heartedly by the audience in mass centres.

Raees Box Office collection prediction: SRK to make a strong comebackTalking about opening week numbers, the movie should collect 125 crores in 9 days (extended week). With positive WOM, the movie has a chance to earn 150 crores in the first extended week.

Raees Box Office Prediction: Lifetime Collection Prediction

Raees will clash with Hrithik Roshan’s Kaabil which in itself is a big release. It will get tough competition from Hrithik Roshan’s movie. The lifetime collection of the movie will depend on Kaabil’s Box Office performance and the WOM of the moviegoers. Even with a decent WOM, the movie has a chance to cross 150 crores at the domestic Box Office. If WOM turns out to be very good then it has a chance to even cross 200 crores.

Raees Box Office Prediction Table

If WOM turns out to be negative
First Day: 17 to 19 crores
First Weekend (Extended): 65 to 70 crores
First Week (extended): 85 to 90 crores
Lifetime Collection: less than 110 crores

If WOM turns out to be mixed
First Day: 17 to 19 crores
First Weekend (Extended): 85 to 90 crores
First Week (extended): 120 to 125 crores
Lifetime Collection: 140+ crores

If WOM turns out to be positive
First Day: 17 to 19 crores
First Weekend (Extended): 95 to 100 crores
First Week (extended): 130 to 135 crores
Lifetime Collection: 170+ crores

Our Estimate

Considering the pre-release buzz, we expect the lifetime collection of the Raees to be around 140 crores. The movie lacks global appeal and we think that the family audience will stay away from it. Moreover, the movie is clashing with Kaabil which will further deter the lifetime chances. With 140+ crores, Raees will be the first Bollywood hit of 2017.

While making this prediction, we have considered basic points like the pre-release buzz, star cast, Box Office clash, trailer response etc

What are your expectations from Raees? Share your Raees Box Office prediction with us in the comments section.

  • Director: Rahul Dholakia
  • Producer: Red Chillies Entertainment & Excel Entertainment
  • Written by: Rahul Dholakia, Harit Mehta, Ashish Vashi and Niraj Shukla
  • Music Composer: Ram Sampath
  • Cinematography: K.U. Mohanan
  • Release Date: 25 Jan 2017
  • Trailer: Raees Trailer review
  • Songs: Udi Udi Jaye song , Laila Mein Laila song

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