Raees did very well on day one as it grossed 20.42 cr nett on day one. The film easily beat the competition of Kaabil as it put up far higher numbers. The business of the film is similar to Dilwale released in 2015 but on the face of it that was a bigger film for an initial although eventually the content was not accepted in India. The film scored very strongly in Mumbai, South and West Bengal while CP Berar was also strong.

The other markets were decent to good with the under performance coming in East Punjab. Delhi city was also lower but the whole UP circuit recovered somewhat with the business of UP. The film having a Gujarat base and flavor probably affected the collections up North. South India should also not being these numbers for a mass film like this but the Shahrukh Khan factor worked there big time.