Raees, Kaabil Advance Booking Report

The clash between Raees and Kaabil is one of the biggest in recent times and the verdict on who will emerge the winner, will be 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.



  • Another SRK movie, Again same rants and claims by his fans, Another clash and I hope it is not another Dilwale or FAN !!!!!!!!!!! Lol

    Too much fun !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jab ranbeer Singh jaisa bachche me Srk ki usko aukaat bata Sharad sare srkian ye Baad bhool gye from a Jabra lover of my India and hater of indian haters els he is Srk ,Salman ,amir or any mulla bc

  • Raees a must watch film says number one critic taran adarsh gave Raees 4.5 stars says srk is back srk best performance awesome action masala .entertainment family drama film must watch only Raees bhai 25 jan to 29 jan book your tickets watch Raees 10times Raees blockbuster coming soon .wow srk ….

  • rahul dholakia to shahrukh – yaar film ko(raees) solo release nahi karenge ,agar ye film 300cr nahi karegi to Teri bhi beizzati merit bhi beizzati , isliye kaabil se clash karke thodi izzat bach jayegi. kam se kam clash ke chakkar me 150 – 200cr ki to baat ho rahi hai ,isi me khush rahte hai.

  • ek taraf Dangal,M S Dhoni, Bhaag Milkha bhaag, Neerja,Sarabjeet,Airlift, Budhia born for run, jaise great persons ki Biopic par filme ban rahi aur ye pagal srk Gujarat ke criminal,sharaab maafia jaise bure aadmi ki film choice kia.
    very disappointed. family will neglect this…

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