Box Office: ‘Thugs Of Hindostan’ makes a bumper opening despite negative reviews
‘Thugs Of Hindostan’ is the most-anticipated movie of the year and it hit the screens on November 8. It is one of the big budget movies by Yash Raj Films. The war drama is set against the backdrop of the 18th century and Amitabh Bachchan as Khudabaksh is fighting with the British East India Company with his shrewd techniques. The movie also stars Aamir Khan, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Katrina Kaif in pivotal roles.
As per a report in Boxofficeindia.com, the magnum opus has broken the previous record of Rs 39.32 crore set by Salman’s ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo‘ and Rs 40.73 crore set by ‘Baahubali – The Conclusion’. There were advance ticket booking which has helped the movie to collect a good amount of money. As per Yash Raj Films, ‘Thugs Of Hindostan’ has destroyed all box records as it collects in the 52.25 crore net range on the first day. It is also the highest single day in history as it beats the Sunday numbers of ‘Sanju’. Looking at the box office collection, overwhelmed Aamir Khan shared, “Just heard the 1st-day collection of Thugs, I am humbled by the love and affection of the audience.
Thank You 🙏”.
Earlier film exhibitor Akshaye Rathi told Hindustantimes.com, “The ticket price that the movie would be fetching will be among the highest that has ever been for any Hindi movie. That will eventually give the film a spike in the figures to come. By Saturday, it will easily run past the Rs 100 crore mark.” ‘Thugs Of Hindostan’ has got negative reviews by the critics. In that scenario, let’s see whether it will be able to enter the 100 crore club or not.
BollywoodBubble gave only two and a half stars to the movie and wrote, ‘Thugs of Hindostan’ turns out to be a grand ship that sinks. It fails to invoke any passion (like ‘300’) and it’s predictability fails to make it anything more than a boring snoozefest. It’s clear that none of the actors are used to doing action sequences, and the director (Vijay Krishna Acharya) does not manage to use the huge budget at his disposal to create something thrilling.”
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