Despite receiving bad reviews, Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan starrer Thugs of Hindostan (TOH) has set the new benchmark for day one. The film had one the best advance bookings because of enormous hype and it seems the hype has converted into business on the first day.
As per the box office reports, the film amassed 50.75 crore (52.25 crore including all languages) on its opening day. The film has beaten the opening collection of previous best, Sanju, by a huge margin. TOH has been released on 5000+ screens in India and the ticket price has also been increased by 25-40%, so such number is along the lines of the expectation. The film made the best of the festive release.
Taran Adarsh shared the box office figure of the film. He wrote, “#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…”
TOP 5 – 2018 Day 1 / Opening Day biz…
1. ThugsOfHindostan ₹ 52.25 cr [Hindi + Tamil + Telugu]
2. Sanju ₹ 34.75 cr
3. Race3 ₹ 29.17 cr
4. Gold ₹ 25.25 cr
5. Baaghi2 ₹ 25.10 cr
It has received negative reviews not only from movie critics but also from moviegoers. Therefore, the collection might see a huge decline during the weekdays as it happened to Salman’s Race 3, which failed to recover its cost from the box office collection. The budget of TOH is about 300 crore (including Aamir Khan’s remuneration) and negative word of mouth will affect the lifetime collection of the film immensely. However, it should not has difficulty in crossing 200 crore because of advance booking and opening weekend collection.