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Well, what do you know! Expecting a film to break all the records is one thing, and actually doing that is something else. Aamir Khan starrer Thugs Of Hindostan has done that. This Diwali entertainer has taken the Highest Opening for a Bollywood film of all time and smashed all the previous records. Aamir Khan has really brought Diwali in theaters.
Thugs Of Hindostan has collected humongous 52.25 crore on its 1st day. This is insane. Despite mixed reviews from critics and not-so-good audience reaction post watch, TOH has still dominated the box office like a king. Aamir Khan has once again proved his absolute dominance over the box office.
With 52 crore opening day collections, Thugs Of Hindostan has surpassed Shah Rukh Khan’s Happy New Year (44.97 crore). Also, Thugs Of Hindostan is the first ever Bollywood film to collect 50+ crore on its opening day. As always, Aamir Khan has set the new benchmark and milestone for Bollywood as he has done with 100 crore, 200 crore and 300 crore club.
Thugs Of Hindostan had witnessed around 80-90% occupancy on its 1st day. Delhi and UP were humongous for the film. Single screens are performing way better than multiplexes. Mumbai also did well afternoon onwards. Almost all its shows went houseful from afternoon.
Being a solo release, Diwali holiday and 5000 screens, Thugs Of Hindostan earned to its maximum potential possible. It will be a while before any film breaks this record. Now, the real test for Thugs Of Hindostan starts. Today, the drop maybe witnessed and its mixed reviews may have an impact on its collections. It will need to show the sustenance ahead to get a bumper lifetime total.
Thugs of Hindostan now tops the list of Highest Opening Day Movies of Bollywood:
|Thugs Of Hindostan||52.25|
|Happy New Year||44.97|
|Prem Ratan Dhan Payo||40.35|
|Tiger Zinda Hai||34.10|
|Ek Tha Tiger||32.93|
Aamir Khan has a terrific credibility so it will be interesting to see how Thugs Of Hindostan holds in the coming days. His previous lead film Dangal had positive word of mouth going on but Thugs Of Hindostan doesn’t have that. Directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, TOH also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh.