Mumbai: After his last release ‘Baadshaho’, which was based in the emergency era, Ajay Devgn is back with ‘Raid’ that is set in 1981.
The superstar played quite smart as he released the movie in March, where he did not have to face any competition from ‘Padmaavat’ and ‘Padman’.
The movie has gathered approximately 10.04 crore net, thus doing a decent business on the opening day, according to trade analyst Taran Adarsh.
After an ordinary start in morning shows, #Raid jumped post noon onwards... Evening/night shows saw super growth... A double digit start for a non-masala, realistic film is heartening... Strong word of mouth should boost numbers on Sat and Sun... Fri ₹ 10.04 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) March 17, 2018
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) March 17, 2018
It crossed the opening collection of ‘Son Of Sardaar’ and 'Satyagraha' in Ajay Devgn’s all-time opening collection record. 'SOS' had gathered 9.34 crore net on the opening day while 'Satyagraha' collected 9.76 crore net.
Ajay’s last release ‘Baadshaho’ also opened with 10.10 crore net, and surprisingly ‘Raid’ isn’t doing that well in Mumbai, Pune and the South.
The numbers are coming in mainly from Uttar Pradesh, central provinces and Gujarat. Bu then again, UP only collected 1 crore, which could have been better since the movie is based in UP.
Anyhow, ‘Raid’ is receiving good reviews, which can give the movie a boost over the weekend and the coming week.
The film will face little competition from Rani Mukerji starrer ‘Hichki’ which is slated to release on 23rd March....