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Alif & Kung Fu Yoga go unnoticed

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In their unmindful head to head clash, and their un-businesslike decisions to release their films bang during a midweek, on 25 January, a day before the Republic Day national holiday, both the films, Kaabil and Raees, seemed to be harming their own prospects. And, that is how the results at the box office of both the films show.

While the opening of the films was below par, the only day they really peaked was on the national holiday of 26 January. The next day, both dropped by almost 50 per cent. The figures thereafter took only downward trend.

Since the films lacked in content department. Raees, glorified an anti-national as a do-gooder while the other, Kaabil, tried to sell an age-old story of revenge for a raped woman, with a different angle. Both failed to draw crowds -- Raees failed or find appreciation, Kaabil, though, liked by a section of moviegoers, was not enough to fill the coffers. The collection figures issued by the production houses don’t stand the scrutiny.

*Raees collected Rs 111.9 crore (nine days) and, despite an open week as no major film has released this week, there is no benefit for the film to reap.

*Kaabil, though, remained on the lower side through rest of the week as the film could add just about 14 crore for the remaining four days taking its first week (nine days) total to Rs 71.6 crore.

*Dangal keeps adding bit by bit to its total as the film seems to enjoy some repeat audience. The film collected Rs 1.8 crore in its sixth week to take its six week tally to Rs 386.86 crore.

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