Thugs of Hindostan box office collection: Aamir Khan starrer to hit Rs 100 cr mark on day 2

ZeeBiz WebTeam | Nov 09, 2018, 02:39 PM IST

Thugs of Hindostan Box Office Collection: Vijay Krishna Acharya directed, Aamir Khan starrer, Thugs of Hindostan has proved film trade analysts' prediction true by amassing over Rs 50 crore on the box office on day 1 and thereby created history by breaking all Bollywood and other Indian collection records. Film critic and trade analyst Girish Johar had told ZeeBiz.Com before ToH's release that this film, that also stars Katrina Kaif and Amitabh Bachchan, will earn over Rs 50 crore on opening day.


Aamir Khan, making Thugs of Hindostan collection, achieve the impossible has elicited thrilled reactions from analysts. "EXCLUSIVE!!! As predicted #VeryEarlyTrends #ThugsOfHindostan has created new Day 1 records & also has got the fastest 50crs nett for Indian Cinema, so far... all langs ...all formats ...hope the content has stronger legs at BO now!," tweeted Johar confirming his prediction was quite accurate.


Thugs of Hindostan has earned Rs 52.25 cr to beat Shah Rukh Khan starrer Happy New Year (Rs 45 crore), Prabhas starrer Baahubali 2 (Rs 41 crore) and Salman Khan special, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (Rs 40.35 crore) in terms of day 1 earnings.


Looking at the current scenario, we are expecting the film to cross the Rs 100 crore mark tomorrow. Though the crucial factor for the film will start from weekdays, where we can actually get the clear idea that whether it has enticed the audience enough or not. Directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, the film also stars Fatima Sana Shaikh and Katrina Kaif in pivotal roles.  


That Thugs of Hindostan collection was set to zoom was clear from the fact that its occupancy rate in early morning shows had zoomed past 70 per cent mark on the opening day. It's rare for films to record such a high occupancy rate. The average occupancy rate revolves between 15 to 35 per cent on day 1 and manages to top 50 pct for the superstars like Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Shah Rukh Khan and Ajay Devgn.


The film also got a boost from screening at a record number of theaters. "#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," said film trade analyst Taran Adarsh.


Thugs of Hindostan film may reap the benefit of the holiday period and tremendous hype around it to further boost its overall collections.