After becoming the third highest first day opener of the year after Padmaavat (Rs 19 crore) and Padman (Rs 10.26 crore), Raid (10.04 crore), the Ajay Devgn – Ileana D’Cruz film has now become the second highest first weekend grosser by raking in Rs 17.11 crore, taking the total to Rs 41.01 crore (Fri 10.04 cr, Sat 13.86 cr, Sun 17.11 cr – India biz). The film has beaten Akshay Kumar’s recent release in this race and is second to Padmaavat (Rs 114 crore). Also Read - Maidaan Movie News: Ajay Devgn Stops Shooting, Makeshift Stadium Demolished Due to Monsoon
With the way the film has performed so far and with the continuous boost from the word of mouth, Raid may hit the Rs 50 crore mark in a day or two. Talking about the crime drama’s outstanding performance, trade analyst Trade Analyst said, “#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. (sic).” ALSO READ: Race 3 Movie First Look: Salman Khan Is All Ready To Take Your Breath Away As ‘Selfless Over Selfish’ Sikander Also Read - Ajay Devgn's Maidaan Gets New Release Date, Film to Hit Theatres Next Year During Independence Day
The film is based on a real life incident of the longest income tax raid in the history of India and sees Ajay Devgn return as the intense IT officer – a kind of role he is most loved in. The actor was last seen in Golmaal Agian, which raked in Rs 205 crore, becoming his career’s highest grosser. Raid may not be able to reach there, but the kind of stupendous business it is doing, the film is already a hit.