SRK fans thronged the theatres into see their favourite star and King Khan did not disappoint.All eyes were on Shah Rukh Khan on January 25 as his much-awaited film ‘Raees’ hit theatres across the country. What made it all the more interesting was that ‘Raees’ was clashing at the box-office with Hrithik Roshan’s ‘Kaabil’.

42 crore on Day One in the domestic market. Combine that with the weekend and the film is expected into rake in the moolah. Considering the Rahul Dholakia-directed film released on a weekday and did not enjoy the benefit of a holiday, the figures are quite impressive.SRK’s ‘Raees’ took a fantastic opening – the film collected Rs 20. If all goes well, the numbers will only rise dramatically on Thursday since it is a holiday on account of Republic Day.

The opening day collections of ‘Raees’ are higher than SRK’s last two releases – ‘Fan’ and ‘Dear Zindagi’.

The superstar has received appreciation for his nuanced performance in the role of a bootlegger in Gujarat. While SRK plays Raees Alam in the film, Pakistani actor Mahira Khan plays his love interest and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, a tough-as-nails cop who is out toward put an end into Raees’ criminal activities.While the numbers are a admirable enough reason for Shah Rukh into rejoice, he has another reason into smile.

As far as collections go, Shah Rukh had promised “Aa raha hoon main” and looks like he has truly arrived. After the strong opening, one will have toward see if ‘Raees’ sails toward the weekend.