Thugs of Hindostan Box Office Collection: Aamir Khan-starrer challenges Baahubali 2, but fizzles out in first week!
Thugs Of Hindostan recorded the third highest pre-sales of all time in Bollywood with bookings of nearly Rs 27.50 crore lagging behind only Baahubali 2 and Avengers: Infinity War.
Thugs of Hindostan, despite a stellar cast of Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh, has been struggling at the box office since day two. The film earned Rs 4.75 crore its first Tuesday, making total collections of Rs 133.75 crore.
The movie after collecting Rs 52.25 crore smashed many records on its opening day. However, it failed to get good reviews from critics and suffered because of the negative word of mouth. Directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, Thugs of Hindostan has been called a visual spectacle by its producers and is among the most expensive films ever made in Bollywood.
The credit for Thugs of Hindostan's record-breaking opening goes to its advance tickets sale and high ticket prices. The film also recorded the third highest pre-sales of all time in Bollywood with bookings of nearly Rs 27.50 crore. Baahubali 2 had earned Rs 31.5 crore in advance tickets sale, Boxofficeindia.com reported.
Due to negative word of mouth, the audience didn't appear in many shows which led to several screenings getting cancelled. Trade analyst Sumit Kadel mentioned the same in his tweet.
Thugs of Hindostan is a movie about the "thugs" led by the Khudabaksh portraited by Amitabh Bachchan revolting against the East India Company in 1795.
(Edited by Vivek Dubey)