Thugs of Hindostan Box Office Day 1: Aamir Khan's Film Earns Rs 52.25 Crore
Thugs of Hindostan has got a bumper opening at the box office, thanks to unprecedented advance-booking sales.
(Image: Yash Raj Films)
Despite critics and viewers panning it severely, Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan-starrer Thugs of Hindostan recorded the highest opening ever at the Indian box office, raking in an estimated Rs 50 crore on Day 1, thanks to its record-breaking advance-booking sales.
According to Box Office India, at around Rs 27.50 crore nett, Thugs has recorded the highest pre-sales of all time for a Hindi film. It stands at No. 3 after Baahubali –The Conclusion and Avengers - Infinity War when compared with the advance-sales of all language films.
Thugs of Hindostan’s first day collections have beaten Salman Khan’s 2015 Diwali film Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (Rs 39.32 crore) and Baahubali - The Conclusion (Rs 40.73 crore nett), creating the record of for the best Diwali release in 40 years.
Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared a cumulative collection of the film in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi Box Office. Smashing all records, TOH is not only YRF's bur Hindi film's biggest openers on the box office.
#ThugsOfHindostan smashes *all records* [Hindi films] as it breaches ₹ 50 cr on *Day 1*... Sets new BENCHMARKS in some circuits... Big holiday [#Diwali] + tremendous hype + massive screen count help put up a SENSATIONAL TOTAL...— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) November 9, 2018
#ThugsOfHindostanThu biz...Hindi: ₹ 50.75 cr.Tamil + Telugu: ₹ 1.50 crTotal: ₹ 52.25 cr [5000 screens]India biz.Highest Day 1 for a #Diwali releaseHighest Day 1 for YRF filmHighest Day 1 for a Hindi film— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) November 9, 2018
TOP 5 - 2018Day 1 / Opening Day biz...1 #ThugsOfHindostan ₹ 52.25 cr[Hindi + Tamil + Telugu]2. #Sanju ₹ 34.75 cr3. #Race3 ₹ 29.17 cr4. #Gold ₹ 25.25 cr5. #Baaghi2 ₹ 25.10 crHindi movies. Nett BOC. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) November 9, 2018
H-I-S-T-O-R-I-C *Day 1 biz* was expected, but the real test for #ThugsOfHindostan begins from *today onwards*... Will have to maintain the pace over the weekend [Fri to Sun] and *also on weekdays* to put up a MASSIVE TOTAL... Wait and watch situation right now!— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) November 9, 2018
However, the film has failed to impress critics and audiences. Giving it 2 stars, News18’s Rohit Vats called it “a solid case of great boast, little roast.”
“Thugs Of Hindostan builds up a larger-than-life narrative and then loses ground. Just when you begin adjusting to one kind of tonality, it changes into another film. Holding a film together for 165-minutes is anyway a daunting task, but with the stellar star cast, it should have been nothing short of a spectacular party. But it isn’t. Director Vijay Krishna Acharya's biggest mistake is not utilising the resources,” he wrote in his film review.
#ThugsOfHindostan may reap the benefit of the holiday period + tremendous hype + impressive names in its cast... But will find it difficult to sustain after the initial euphoria settles down... #TOH is a golden opportunity lost, a KING-SIZED DISAPPOINTMENT!— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) November 8, 2018
The film also stars Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh in important roles.
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