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Diwali is almost here, so does the biggest film of 2018. Thugs of Hindostan (TOH), releasing on 8th November, is all set to witness the record numbers at the box office. The theaters will be going jam packed and the cash registers will keep ringing. This film can sit among the Highest Grossing Bollywood Films of All Time. Let’s check out Thugs of Hindostan’s box office predictions.
The trailer of Thugs of Hindostan had mixed response. Many didn’t like it as it had a huge resemblance to Pirates of the Caribbean. However, it has still dominated the social media and its buzz is huge among the movie community. When Aamir Khan comes with a film, there are always humongous expectations from him as he has consistently given brilliant movies and performances.
Aamir’s film Dangal collected 387 crore, PK minted 339 crore and Thugs of Hindostan is even a bigger film than both of them, plus its a solo release in Diwali. With Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan sharing the screen space for the first time in the history of Indian cinema, the crowd is going to be huge at the ticket windows.
Aamir Khan has a big credibility due to which his films witness record footfalls for 2-3 weeks. Thugs of Hindostan will be benefiting from that. The songs of Thugs of Hindostan have not impressed much but the makers have done a good job not revealing much from the songs, to maintain the curiosity of it so that audience will be going to theaters to watch and enjoy the songs.
Thugs of Hindostan will be taking an opening day collection of 45-48 crore. The craze for the movie is phenomenal and that’s not surprising as Aamir Khan has a reputation of giving great stories to the audience. If it receives positive response from the critics as well as the crowd on the early hours of 1st day, its opening day can even cross the 50 crore mark. It will be the first time that any Hindi movie has crossed the 50 crore milestone on its opening day. Remember, TOH is releasing in more than 5000 screens in India which is the widest release for any Bollywood movie.
YRF has also invested a lot on Telugu and Tamil language to attract a big chunk from South India. It will see a 30-40% rise in its numbers from that region.
Thugs of Hindostan has an extended opening weekend so it has a great chance to mint around 200 crore from its extended opening weekend itself. If it can achieve those numbers in weekend, 400 crore is easily on the cards. Aamir Khan’s films sustain for a long time in theaters. Thugs of Hindostan doesn’t have any competition till 29th November, so it can keep minting big bucks.
The lifetime total of Thugs of Hindostan can cross the 400 crore milestone. Yes, it is that big a movie. Of course, one has to wait to see how it is received from critics and then, in word of mouth from the audience. But, this is a film that is bringing a huge storm at the box office to set it on fire.