Friday, November 09, 2018 13:17 IST
Thugs of Hindostan has decimated all previous opening day box office records in the history of Bollywood as it becomes the first film ever to breach the 50 crore net mark on day one as well as on any single day.
Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh shared the Box-Office collection on Twitter and 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..."
In another tweet he shared some more detail about the numbers and wrote, "#ThugsOfHindostan
Hindi: ₹ 50.75 cr.
Tamil + Telugu: ₹ 1.50 cr
Total: ₹ 52.25 cr [5000 screens]
Highest Day 1 for a #Diwali release
Highest Day 1 for YRF film
Highest Day 1 for a Hindi film"
Despite receiving negative reviews from the critics, Thugs of Hindostan managed to rake in huge moolah due to the hype around the film, and the big star cast. Also, the festive season aided the film's business to great extent.
The film brings together two of the biggest icons of Hindi cinema Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan for the first time on big screen, making it a must watch movie for Hindi film lovers worldwide. It also stars Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh in key roles.
It is expected that there will be more fireworks on Box-Office over the weekend!
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