Raees, Kaabil Advance Booking Report

The clash between Raees and Kaabil is one of the biggest in recent times and the verdict on whowill emerge the winner, willbe out tomorrow morning. But as far as the advance booking of the two films is concerned, Raees is way ahead of Kaabil at the moment.

The difference between tickets sold in advance, varies from place to place, but Raees holds the lead almost all across India. At some places, especially the bigger cities, Raees has taken a huge lead with estimates suggesting 8-9 crore worth of tickets have been sold in advance (until 1PM on 24 Jan).

The Shah Rukh Khan starrer is way ahead in cities Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and even the NCR region is strong. Mumbai city and the Mumbai circuit in general barring Gujarat (where Raees leads) has taken a slower start for both films as compared to other major cities. Kaabil is closer across the core Hindi belt.

Some quick points:

  • Even though it was announced that the ‘show sharing’ would be equal, it isn’t. Raees has been allotted more shows at multiplexes. The higher occupancy screen at a multiplex (i.e screens with higher seating capacity) have also gone to Raees.
  • As per our estimates and internal trade reports, the all-India capacity of Raees is around 20-25% higher than Kaabil.
  • Raees is getting a wider single-screen release too.

Overall, Raees has a big lead when it comes to advance ticket sales. It also has higher number of shows and higher capacity screens.Kaabil is good, better than many films that released in 2016 and better than Mohenjo Daro – but it hasn’t been able to match up to Raees so far, both because of Shah Rukh Khan’s star power and a solid trailer with mass appeal. But the pre-release reports are good and Kaabil could gain momentum towards the end of the day.

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  • Raees will lead from day one to the end of run itself . The Shah Rukh Khan starrer is way ahead in cities Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and even the NCR region is strong. Mumbai city and the Mumbai circuit in general barring Gujarat (where Raees leads) has taken a slower start for both films as compared to other major cities. Kaabil is closer across the core Hindi belt.

  • Salman fans yesterday-SRK is
    Responsible for death. Hang him. (Though it was cardiac arrest)

    Salman fans on Hit & run-Bhai is innocent. Corrupt media. Golden heated Bhai.

  • The day before the release of an Srk is like an exam.You’re so anxious and want the best to happen.
    Raees looks solid from the trailer and promos.Rahul Bhai please don’t disappoint us because Srk has given his everything for this film.
    Couldn’t watch it on 1st day but will watch it on Republic Day

  • Best of luck to Kaabil too.Reviews suggest it would be a good thriller after a long time.Love the way Hrithik handles clashes.No ego,no negativity for the other film.
    Industry needs more amazing people like you

  • My brother, as hes the managing director of Bahrain Cinemas told me yesterday that the staff who saw Kaabil and Raees, before releasing it for everyone tomorrow.. confirmed that Kaabil is a nice film and much better than Raees.. they said nothing special about Raees film.. hmm but I would love to see the 2 films then would decide for myself.

  • all the haters who said srk fans dont watch film on theatres have you got your answer with this advance booking

  • You are saying like if raees is a trash , it will not gain momentum and as if kaabil is a masterpiece, i am sure this time king is back with great content, don’t be so sure Indicine Team.
    And mark my words raees total collection will be 185cr.
    On the other hand kaabil will be only 105cr.
    Raees verdict: superhit/bb.
    Kaabil verdict: Hit.

  • Result to Movie Dekhane ke Baad decided krta hai…..konsi movie achhi or konsi buri……Koshish krna Raees ki halat FAN ki tarah nn ho jaye…

  • No matter which movie takes the lead… eventually the better movie will win…. There have been soms great reviews of Kaabil… looking forward too see both movies & hope both do well….

  • It’s just phenomenal. In fact, most of the shows are sold well in advance.
    The supremacy of Raees can be understood by the fact that even though it is releasing on more number of screens, it’s advance booking looks stronger than that of kaabil.
    That means number of tickets sold for Raees are way bigger than that of Kaabil.

  • However, reports for Kaabil are equally good and with a positive WOM, both the movies can do well in their respective space.

  • yet again the lesser mass appealing & lesser backed film by trade / media will win the clash
    #BajiraoMastani
    #Rustom
    #ADHM
    now #Kaabil followed by #SanjayBiopic against #TigerZindaHai :p

  • As far as advance booking is concern, Raees is miles ahead of Kaabil. One thing kaabil got succeed i.e, critics opinion but main test of public opinion is still yet to come. On the other hand, Raees still not pass neither critics nor public. But one thing is clear, if both movie has same appreciation then Raees will get bigger success than Kaabil. Kaabil has to be Excellent movie to outperform raees on the other hand raees need a good movie status if not excellent to become HIT at boxoffice. Here, stardom matter little bit.

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