Amitabh Bachchan’s and Aamir Khan’s new film Thugs Of Hindostan recorded highest opening day collections ever at the box office as the Hindi version of the film earned Rs 50.75 crore while the Tamil and Telugu versions fared Rs 1.50 crore. The film, thus, earned an impressive total of Rs 52.25 crore on the first day of its release on November 8.
Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the figures, saying that “tremendous hype” and “massive screen count” apart from the fact that it released on the Diwali holiday helped the film to earn an impressive total.
[caption id="attachment_163249" align="aligncenter" width="1199"] Still of Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan from the song 'Vashmalle'[/caption]
Read Taran’s tweets:
Adarsh also wrote that Thugs Of Hindostan has witnessed the highest opening day collection in 2018 so far followed by Sanju (Rs 34.75 crore), Race 3 (Rs 29.17 crore), Gold (Rs 25.25 crore) and Baaghi 2 (Rs 25.10 crore).
Aamir, after being made aware of the collections, thanked his fans as he said, "Just heard the first-day collection of Thugs Of Hindostan and I am humbled by the love and affection of the audience. Thank you.”
[caption id="attachment_163250" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Aamir and Katrina in a still from TOH.[/caption]
Director Vijay Krishna Acharya is elated with the love and appreciation that audiences showered on Thugs Of Hindostan, which has been produced by Yash Raj Films.
“Thugs Of Hindostan is the quintessential Hindi movie that we love to watch with our friends and families. We were lucky to get two of the biggest stars of our generation to come together for an out and out masala Diwali entertainer and we are humbled and ecstatic with the love and appreciation that audiences have showered on Thugs to help the film create box office history on day one. We are thrilled to see that audiences across age groups, across India, are loving Thugs of Hindostan and have made our film a part of their Diwali plans. We made Thugs with a vision to provide a pure festive entertainer for the entire family and this result is extremely gratifying for all of us at YRF,” Vijay said.
Thugs Of Hindostan is reported to be Bollywood’s most expensive film and co-stars Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh. The film has opened to mixed reviews.
Meanwhile, Ayushmann Khurrana’s Badhaai Ho, which released on October 18 has been earning well since the first day of its release and has earned Rs 109.60 crore so far.