February 1, 2017 - 5:04pm
Shah Rukh Khan has extended his reign over the international box-office with his latest action-drama ' Raees '. The film that released on January 25, has gone on to collect an impressive Rs 62.56 crore (approximately USD 9.2 million) in the overseas market within six days of its release. However, it should be noted that some screens and territories are yet to report their figures. With the gross domestic collections amounting to an estimated Rs 152.61 crore, the film's worldwide box-office collection now stands at an estimated Rs 215.17 crore.
On the international front, 'Raees' also became the highest earning Bollywood weekend grosser in Singapore, with its weekend collections pegged at an estimated $226,000 (Rs 1.52 crore).
'Raees' has become an unstoppable force in the domestic market. With a brilliant run at the ticket counters, the film went on to record the highest ever weekend collection in January besides witnessing the highest ever day collections with two or more releases. 'Raees' had to share box-office business with the Hrithik Roshan revenge-drama 'Kaabil'.
The film, starring Pakistani actress Mahira Khan as Shah Rukh Khan's leading lady and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in a prominent role, broke a number of records on its way to claiming the number one spot at the 2017 box-office in India.
The Rahul Dholakia-directed movie has been doing brisk business since day one of its release. Critics are crediting the film's power-packed performances, hard-hitting dialogues and the foot tapping music for the feat. 'Raees' is also being applauded for Shah Rukh's return to celluloid as the angry young man after more than two decades.
source: Times of India