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The Diwali mega release Thugs of Hindostan is all set to rock at the box office on 8th November. Right from its trailer, it was known that this action periodic film is going to bring a mammoth storm in theaters which is going to rewrite many box office records and create new ones. But, the question is not if Thugs of Hindostan can earn big; the real question is: How BIG can Thugs of Hindostan Earn?
The pioneer and perfectionist Aamir Khan has always created new milestones at box office. His previous film Dangal itself is the 2nd highest grossing film of all time in India with 387 crore collections. Now, with his acting and YRF’s backing, Thugs of Hindostan is actually a much bigger movie than Dangal and if everything works out well, it can become the highest grossing Hindi film of all time.
First things first, Thugs of Hindostan’s trailer has received a mixed response. It was appreciated by many but audience also compared it with Pirates and there is a bit off put off to be honest as Aamir Khan’s films are known to be unanimously loved. However, that is no way going to stop this giant movie in Diwali when it’s going to take one of the biggest openings ever.
The opening day collections of Thugs of Hindostan can be in the range of 40-45 crore for Hindi. It will also have one of the highest opening weekend of all time, challenging Baahubali 2. TOH’s lifetime total for Hindi version can reach 400+ if it sustains for more than 2 weeks with good reviews and positive trending. Remember, it’s the first time in history that Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan are seen sharing the screen space together so that is another big attraction for cinema lovers. So, humongous total is already on the way. 350 crore is not a tough task for this potential blockbuster and it has great chances to go beyond that.
Now, coming to another unique aspect of Thugs of Hindostan. Yash Raj Films has emphasized highly on Tamil and Telugu audience. It has released its promos, i.e. Posters, Trailer, Songs in Hindi, Telugu and Tamil. South Indian crowd prefers to watch movies in its mother tongue. So, this is a genius movie from the makers which will see the 30-40% rise in Thugs of Hindostan’s earnings from South.
Remember Baahubali? It collected phenomenal money from South which is why Thugs of Hindostan’s huge share will be coming from that region. It is wise to say that Thugs of Hindostan’s all version total in India alone can go beyond 500 crore. It still remains to be seen how it fares in the opening weekend after which its big journey can be precisely predicted.
Nonetheless, Thugs of Hindostan is not going to have a traditional release. It will have one of the biggest screen counts in India with more than 4500 screens It will release in South like a south film and solo release will ensure it will capitalize on the maximum potential of the business from theaters. On the ending note, TOH may also release in China, so just imagine if did, how much gigantic collections it will bring from there.