After a catastrophic first week, Aamir Khan's Thugs Of Hindostan (Thugs Of Hindustan) is now crawling like a beetle through the bush at the box office after getting crippled by the bad word of mouth from audience and critics alike. The movie, which is now running in its second week, is earning lesser than Ayushmann Khurrana's Badhaai Ho (Badhai Ho) which is running in its fifth week at the box office.
In the second week, director Vijay Krishna Acharya's period drama minted Rs 1.30 crore on Friday, Rs 1.70 crore on Saturday and Rs 2.40 crore on Sunday taking the total movie's collection to Rs 145.95 crore (from Hindi, Tamil and Telugu versions).
On its second Monday, Thugs Of Hindostan, which stars an ensemble cast of Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Katrina Kaif, struggled to breathe in and out and earned less than a crore at the box office according to early estimates. The movie which was initially released across 5000 screens in India have now been reduced to 1800 screens across the country.
Exhibitors have lost out on over 50 to 60 per cent of their investments which is higher than what they had suffered on Salman Khan's Tubelight.
In the aftermath of the catastrophic performance of Thugs Of Hindostan, exhibitors across the country are now shying away from buying upcoming films - Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer 2.0, Shah Rukh Khan's Zero and Ranveer Singh's Simmba - on minimum guarantee clause.