January 25 opened to a major showdown at the Indian box office as two of the most awaited and talked about movies got released. We are talking about Shah Rukh Khan starrer 'Raees' and Hrithik Roshan's 'Raees'.
The two movies witnessed the first clash of the year.
Interestingly, this was the first time Hrithik and Shah Rukh were having a face off and a lot was being said and written about this much talked about this major showdown.
Everyone was speculating about who would win the game at the box office.
And the results are finally out.
Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh took it to micro-blogging Twitter to share the box office report.
According to his tweets, 'Raees' has made a whopping collection of Rs 20.42 crore while 'Kaabil' earned Rs 10.43 crore.
#Raees has a FANTASTIC Day 1... Wed â‚¹ 20.42 cr... Today [Thu; Republic Day] will witness HUMONGOUS biz again.â€” taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 26, 2017
#Kaabil Wed â‚¹ 10.43 cr... Biz should escalate today [Thu; Republic Day].â€” taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 26, 2017
Indeed, Shah Rukh Khan has emerged as the clear winner on day one.
These box office collections have come as a major surprise for everyone given that 'Raees' got average reviews, whereas everyone went gaga for 'Kaabil'.
In fact, Hrithik's revenge saga got all the positive reviews as well in comparison to SRK's criminal drama.
However, the box office numbers depicted an entirely different story.
With Republic day holiday lying ahead, we wonder if the mouth to mouth publicity for 'Kaabil' will turn the game around.