Ajay Devgn’s crime drama Raid has had a wonderful opening at the box office, especially considering the fact that the film is not your average masala movie. Raid had earned a decent Rs 10.04 crore on its opening day, and according to trade analyst Taran Adarsh’s tweet, it’s minted Rs 13.86 crore on the second day. Its’ total collection is Rs 23.90 crore as of now.
Taran Adarsh’s tweet read, “Raid shows a WONDERFUL 38.04% GROWTH on Day 2… Strong word of mouth is resulting in enhanced footfalls and BO numbers… Biz on Sun should be SUPER-STRONG too… Fri 10.04 cr, Sat 13.86 cr. Total: ₹ 23.90 cr. India biz”.
The opening days have been fairly decent in terms of collection for Raid, and the crime drama is expected to pull up its socks during the weekend.
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
Raid has been directed by Raj Kumar Gupta, who has previously helmed movies Ghanchakkar, No One Killed Jessica and Aamir. The film’s main plotline revolves around a courageous IT officer and a big raid he conducts against a hotshot. Raid is a period drama set in the 1980s.
#Raid shows a WONDERFUL 38.04% GROWTH on Day 2… Strong word of mouth is resulting in enhanced footfalls and BO numbers… Biz on Sun should be SUPER-STRONG too… Fri 10.04 cr, Sat 13.86 cr. Total: ₹ 23.90 cr. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) March 18, 2018
Indian Express’ film critic Shubhra Gupta has given a negative review to the film.
“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”, the review read.
According to trade analyst Girish Johar, the film is expected to make around Rs 30 crore in its first weekend.