Raid box office collection day 3: Ajay Devgn film earns Rs 41.01 cr on opening weekendhttps://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/bollywood/box-office-collection/raid-box-office-collection-day-3-ajay-devgn-film-5102413/

Raid box office collection day 3: Ajay Devgn film earns Rs 41.01 cr on opening weekend

Raid box office collection day 3: At the end of its opening weekend, Ajay Devgn starrer Raid shows impressive growth. The film has minted a total of Rs 41.01 crore becoming the second highest opener of 2018, after Padmaavat.

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Raid box office collection day 3: The Ajay Devgn film has been performing well at the box office.

Ajay Devgn’s latest outing Raid is going strong at the theatres. The film, which also stars Saurabh Shukla as the anti-hero, has collected a total of Rs 41.01 crore by the end of its opening weekend. Helmed by Raj Kumar Gupta, Raid’s success becomes doubly surprising for it is a movie devoid of the typical Bollywood masala. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the numbers on Twitter. He wrote, “#Raid gets a THUMBS UP from audiences… Witnesses SOLID GROWTH on Sat + Sun… Strong word of mouth helps multiply numbers, after a mediocre start on Fri morning… Emerges SECOND HIGHEST WEEKEND of 2018… Fri 10.04 cr, Sat 13.86 cr, Sun 17.11 cr. Total: ₹ 41.01 cr. India biz.”

He also shared that the film, also starring Ileana D’cruz starrer has earned the second highest weekend figures at the box office this year.

On its opening day, Raid had collected a decent Rs 10.04 crore but with an exponential growth of 38.04 percent on its second day, Raid has a long way to go. With average reviews from critics, what has really worked in Raid’s favour is its word-of-mouth promotion along with the fact that it was the solo release at the theatres on Mach 16.

Raid explores the story of a fearless Income Tax officer and a big raid he conducts against one of Lucknow’s most-connected and high-profile politicians. Raid is a period drama set in the 1980s. Indian Express’ film critic Shubhra Gupta gave a negative review of the film and wrote, “Raid had potential, but it comes off overlong and tepid. And where is the city of Lucknow? What we get is same-old flashes of historic buildings in all their crumbling glory, as a backdrop to drab songs, but no sign of the vibrant, living culture of the place this film is supposedly set in.”