Beijing, Dec 31 (PTI) Aamir Khan’s “Thugs of Hindostan” failed to impress Chinese audiences with poor opening on Friday which will be his first flop in the Chinese market after a string of box office hits. Also Read - Chinese Man Tied and Thrown Into River After He Was Caught Cheating With Mistress By Wife

This is first movie that failed to click in China after the massive success of his previous films “3 Idiots”, “Dangal” and “Secret Superstars” which won him massive revenues besides a huge fan following. Also Read - Xi Jinping Finally Congratulates Joe Biden; Hopes US, China Will Uphold Spirit of Non-Confrontation

“Thugs of Hindostan” raked 10.74 million yuan (USD1.56 million) at the box office and according to Chinese movie ticketing platform Maoyan, the movie is estimated to get in only 96.1 million yuan, possibly the worst of Aamir’s movie performances in China, sate run Global Times reported this weekend. Also Read - Indian Navy Inducts Two American Predator Drones On Lease, Can Be Deployed On China Border

“Thugs” had performed miserably at the Indian box office too and the makers had hoped Aamir’s popularity in China will help the film pull through but that did not happen, the report said.

Aamir, who is known as Mi Shu or Uncle Mi in China, had produced a special Chinese edition. He had also promote the film for almost two weeks before the release by visiting a number of key cities including Guangzhou, Xi’an, Nanjing and Shanghai.

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