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Box office: Raid shows growth over weekend, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety nears Rs100 crore

The Ajay Devgn-starrer has earned Rs39.75 crore at the box office, while Luv Ranjan’s Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety stands at an unexpected Rs92.83 crore.

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Director Raj Kumar Gupta’s Raid has shown good growth at the box office over the weekend. The film, starring Ajay Devgn, Saurabh Shukla and Ileana D’Cruz, earned Rs16.75 crore in India on Sunday (18 March), as per figures shared by boxofficeindia.com.

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Raid opened with a decent Rs9.75 crore on Friday (16 March) and showed some growth on Saturday (17 March) when it earned Rs13.25 crore. The upward journey continued on Sunday, taking the total domestic earning to Rs39.75 crore.

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As per trade sources, the film is made at a budget of Rs70 crore. Needless to say, it was vital for the film to earn well in the first weekend and it is eqaully imperative that it remain steady during the week.  

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Meanwhile, director Luv Ranjan’s Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety had an excellent fourth weekend. The film, starring Kartik Aaryan, Nushrat Bharucha and Sunny Singh Nijjar, earned Rs4.95 crore from 16-18 March.

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The film’s total now stands at an unexpected Rs92.83 crore. The chances of the film touching Rs100 crore mark look promising.