The biggest release of the year Thugs Of Hindostan is doing more than the expectation, and with a colossal opening on Day 1, collected a total of Rs 52.25 crore, breaking all the records and setting new ones. Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan starrer has become the first Bollywood film to cross the Rs 50 crore benchmark and setting a milestone on its first day of release.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh, shared the figures of the movie on his social account and wrote, “About how amazingly the movie tagging Thugs Of Hindustan smashes all records as it breaches 50 crores on its first day, Sets new BENCHMARKS in some circuits… Big holiday adding tremendous hype and massive screen count helped to put up a sensational Total. It collected 50.75 crores from the Hindi while 1.50 crore including Tamil and Telugu with a total of 5000 screens. The movie gained the highest profit for the Diwali release along with that highest for YRF film and for entire Hindi films.”
#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
Taran also tweeted, “HISTORIC 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.”
But the movie has not received good reviews from the critics. One of the Indian Express film critics Shubhra Gupta wrote, “As you slide into Thugs of Hindostan, you expect a rousing tale of thuggery and patriotism because that’s what the name suggests. You also expect a modicum of quality filmmaking because you can’t get more A-list than Yash Raj Films, Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan. With two big marquee names coming together for the first time, the screen should have crackled. But there is not even a flicker. What you get instead is nothing but a massive cherry-picking enterprise from big entertainers of the past, many of them YRF’s own. Not only do you end up picking up on past films, scenes, and references, but you are also left struggling with staleness and boredom. The writing is shockingly pedestrian.”
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