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The advance booking for Diwali mega release Thugs Of Hindostan began on Saturday and its response is good to great, hinting that TOH’s opening day and opening weekend collections are going to be huge. Being a solo release and having a terrific buzz, This Aamir Khan starrer is going to set the box office on fire.
So far, Thugs Of Hindostan is witnessing a strong advance booking. In fact, it’s the best of 2018 with many 1st day shows being booked with 50-55% occupancy. However, the advance booking for Thugs Of Hindostan is not consistent throughout the country. In some places, it is great while other regions are slow to pick up.
North circuit is the major performer for Thugs Of Hindostan. It’s actually a surprise as trade and one would expect Mumbai to be the best revenue generator. Delhi and UP are showing a phenomenal booking for the film. It is even better than Dangal which was a less entertainment oriented movie.
Also, single screens are doing better for Thugs Of Hindostan than multiplexes. It has a mass entertainment appeal. With 5000+ screens and more than 15 shows per day, this film is going to bring a storm this Diwali.
Mumbai is a bit slow but it is expected to pick up the pace. South India too, is showing a good response for advance booking. YRF has invested a lot in Telugu and Tamil release of TOH so it would be interesting to see how Thugs Of Hindostan receives there.
Thugs Of Hindostan’s advance booking can be said to be very strong. Compared to Baahubali 2, it is still 2nd but it is one of the 3 performers in advance booking. Today, audience and families will book more shows which will further enhance its occupancy. By today evening, its fill rate can go as high as 80%.
Having said that, spot booking on the day considered, Thugs Of Hindostan is on course to take one of the best opening of all time or who knows, the best opening of all time. Trade is expecting it to score a half century of 1st day. Let’s see how if fares at the box office.