Thugs of Hindustan (TOH) has opened to an overwhelming response and made a record collection at the Indian box office on the first day. Its opening day business has crossed Rs 50 crore mark.
Thugs of Hindustan features an ensemble cast of Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and others. The film is directed by written by Vijay Krishna Acharya of Dhoom 3 fame and produced by Aditya Chopra under his banner Yash Raj Films. These big names have created a lot of hype for the film. In addition to this, its promos generated a lot of curiosity and expectations about the movie. Aamir's Thugs of Hindostan funny memes.
The distributors released Thugs of Hindustan in over 5,000 screens in the domestic market to cash in on the craze and hype surrounding it. It is a record number of a Bollywood movie. Taran Adarsh tweeted, "#ThugsOfHindostan screen count... India: 5000 [Hindi + Tamil + Telugu] Overseas: 2000 Worldwide total: 7000 screens Note: More screens could be added during the course of the day."
After seeing the hype, screen count and advance booking, trade analysts in B-Town predicted that Thugs of Hindustan would start with bang and make superb collections at the box office on the first days. They opined that the movie would not only shatter the records of Aamir Khan's previous releases, but also that of blockbusters like Baahubali and Padmaavat.
As predicted, Thugs of Hindustan received humongous response with its occupancy ranging between 60 and 70 percent in the morning shows on the first day. The footfalls increased in the later shows with some cinema halls running to packed houses. Trade analyst Sumit Kadel tweeted, "#ThugsOfHindostan off to a BUMPER start of approx 60% at the early morning shows across India."
Thugs of Hindustan has collected approximately Rs 10 crore net in Delhi / UP curcuit, Rs 5 crore in East Punjab circuit, Rs 2.90 crore in Nizam and Andhra Pradesh, Rs 2.30 crore crore in West Bengal on the first day. These are highest numbers a film in all these areas.
The figures of other areas are still being compiled. If we are to go by the early estimates, Thugs of Hindustan has collected approximately Rs 52 crore net at the Indian box office on the first day. The movie has shattered all the previous records except that of Baahubali 2.
Unfortunately, Thugs of Hindustan has received negative talk from the critics and audience. Noted film critic Taran Adarsh tweeted, "#OneWordReview... #ThugsOfHindostan: DISAPPOINTING. Rating: ⭐️⭐️ All that glitters is NOT gold... Holds true for #TOH... Some engrossing moments in the first hour, that's about it... Formula-ridden plot, screenplay of convenience, shoddy direction are the main culprits... "
Now, trade pundits feel that the word of mouth will take a toll on the collection of Thugs of Hindustan at the box office. Taran Adarsh added, "#ThugsOfHindostan may reap the benefit of the holiday period + tremendous hype + impressive names in its cast... But will find it difficult to sustain after the initial euphoria settles down... #TOH is a golden opportunity lost, a KING-SIZED DISAPPOINTMENT!"