Raid has done impressive business in its first weekend at the box office. The period crime-thriller showed substantial growth on Saturday and Sunday and raked in Rs 41.01 crore in its first three days. With these collections, Raid has become the fifth highest opening weekend grosser of Ajay Devgn of all time. Despite not being a commercial masala entertainer, Raid worked at the ticket window because of Ajay Devgn’s stardom and engaging content.
Here’s the list of Ajay Devgn’s top opening weekend grossers:
Golmaal Again – Rs 87.60 crore
Singham Returns – Rs 77.69 crore
Baadshaho – Rs 43.30 crore
Bol Bachchan – Rs 43.10 crore
Raid – Rs 41.01 crore
Raid has also become the second highest opening weekend grosser of the year after Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat. It has beaten Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, Pad Man, Aiyaary and Pari to achieve this feat at the ticket window. Raid marks the second collaboration between Ajay and Ileana after Baadshaho.
The film is inspired by the real Income-Tax raids which happened in 1980s. Raid garnered praises for its nail-biting screenplay and amazing star performances. While the film is expected to earn well at the box office, do you think it will enter the Rs 100 crore club in the domestic market?>