Thugs of Hindostan box office day 3: Aamir Khan, Amitabh film’s downward spiral continues, makes Rs 105 cr
After a record-breaking performance on day 1, Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan’s big-budget film, Thugs of Hindostan, is going downhill. Its day 3 collections stood at Rs 22.75 crore.
The writing is on the wall. After a record-breaking performance on day 1, Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan’s big-budget film from the Yash Raj Films camp, Thugs of Hindostan, is in freefall. The decline, which was so marked on day 2, continued on day 3.
According to trade analyst Taran Adarsh, the film has made Rs 22.75 crore on Saturday, pushing the total to Rs 105 crore. At the end of three days, the Hindi version had made Rs 101.75 crores, with the Tamil and Telugu versions contributing the rest Rs 3.25 cr in the same period.
He tweeted the figures: “HINDI: Thu 50.75 cr, Fri 28.25 cr, Sat 22.75 cr. Total: Rs 101.75 cr TAMIL + TELUGU: Thu 1.50 cr, Fri 1 cr, Sat 75 lakhs. Total: Rs 3.25 cr Total: Rs 105 cr [5000 screens] India biz. #TOH”
Explaining the results, Taran added that Thugs of Hindostan is getting weaker with each passing day and predicted it would be tough for it to sustain day 5 onwards.
He wrote: “The DOWNFALL continues... #ThugsOfHindostan gets weaker with each passing day... With biz declining further on Day 3 [Sat], the writing is clear on the wall... Will find it tough to sustain from Day 5 [Mon] onwards... #TOH”
While the biggest slump was noticed from Thursday to Friday (a decline of 44.33%), the Friday to Saturday was fairly sharp decline too at 19.47%. This is the Hindi business alone.
In an earlier report, Box Office India has said that on day 3 Thugs of Hindostan had made an estimated Rs 22.5 to 23 crore, seeing a further decline of 15-20% at the ticket windows. It had added that the overall three-day collection now stood at an estimated Rs 100 crore nett plus.
Taran had on Saturday noted that day 3 and day 4 would be crucial if the film had any chances of reviving its fortunes.
Thugs of Hindostan broke a number of records on day 1.
He had sounded the warning bugle, when he wrote on Twitter that “Thugs of Hindostan has to show a positive upturn on Day 3 [today], else its sustainability from Day 5 [Mon] onwards will be extremely doubtful...” adding that clearly the makers and the film hadn’t lived up to the expectations.
He wrote: “#ThugsOfHindostan has to show a positive upturn on Day 3 [today], else its sustainability from Day 5 [Mon] onwards will be extremely doubtful... One thing is crystal clear: #TOH has NOT met the monumental expectations... The BO numbers are doing the talking now.”
Thugs of Hindostan began with a bang: the film reportedly registered the highest single-day numbers for a Bollywood movie with collections of Rs 52.25 crore (all languages), with the Hindi version alone collecting Rs 50.75 crore, as per Taran. But day 2 saw a massive fall with the film managing to pick up only Rs 28.25 crore.
However, the film has broken several records as well. According to Yash Raj Films, the film has shattered seven box office records. These include the following--the highest all-time opening, the first film to cross Rs 50 crore in one day, the biggest single-day collection ever, the biggest Diwali opener of all time, biggest opening day for Aamir and Amitabh, the biggest ever opening for a non sequel and YRF’s highest ever opening.
The film was heavily panned by critics and mocked on Twitter. Hindustan Times’ review called it “so dull and unoriginal that it can only inspire the shrugs of Hindustan”.
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First Published: Nov 11, 2018 11:05:55