Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan‘s Thugs of Hindostan released in India on November 8 and unfortunately, the film could not perform well at the Box Office. It then released in China on December 28 and received a “shockingly low start” there as well. The film minted Rs. 10.67 crore on day one, including previews.
Film and trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to his Twitter handle to share the numbers and wrote, “Aamir Khan is a big draw in #China and his last two films [#Dangal, #SecretSuperstar] have done stupendous biz there… Yet, #ThugsOfHindostan has had a shockingly low start in #China… Fri $ 1.53 mn [₹ 10.67 cr]… Includes previews Showings: 27,577 Admissions: 338,601#TOH.” The film minted Rs 52.25 crore on day one in India. However, after the negative reviews, it witnessed a huge dip. Ayushmann Khurrana’s Badhaai Ho, on the other hand, did wonders at the Box Office and attracted more audience through word of mouth.
Thugs of Hindostan released on Diwali and it turned out to be big disappointment. It was one of the costliest films which had some high octane action sequences. However, the charming faces and glossy dance numbers didn’t spell magic on the audience. The project was bankrolled by Yash Raj Films and helmed by Vijay Krishna Acharya.
Amitabh and Aamir shared screen space for the very first time. People had high expectations from the film but it could not live upto it. The story, set in 1795, is about a band of thugs that take on the British East India Company and tries to free India from its grip.
On a related note, Big B will next be seen with Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt in Brahmastra. The film will hit the screens on Christmas 2019.