Thugs of Hindostan box office collection Day 1: Aamir Khan film earns Rs 52.25 crore, becomes highest Hindi opener

Thugs of Hindostan box office collection Day 1: YRF's mega film has crossed Rs 50 crore on its opening day, breaking some records already. The Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Sheikh starrer is this year's big Diwali release.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 9, 2018 4:50:06 pm

Thugs of Hindostan box office collection Day 1: Thugs of Hindostan box office collection Day 1: Aamir Khan film is breaking records despite critical reviews.

Thugs of Hindostan has broken several records on its opening day itself. The Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan starrer earned Rs 52.25 crore, which is the highest collection for any Hindi film on Day 1. Thugs has also become the biggest Yash Raj opener along with getting the highest collection for any Diwali release to date.

As per trade figures, Thugs of Hindostan has slayed the box office in the north Indian circuits, namely in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

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Trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the total collection of Thugs on Day 1, which stands at Rs 52.25 crore. Taran also said that the film has set new benchmarks in some circuits due to its big festive holiday release.

Taran tweeted, “#ThugsOfHindostan smashes all records [Hindi films] as it breaches ₹ 50 cr on Day 1… Sets new BENCHMARKS in some circuits… Big holiday [#Diwali] + tremendous hype + massive screen count help put up a SENSATIONAL TOTAL…”

In another tweet, he also revealed that the mega-budget film has collected Rs 1.50 crore in its Tamil and Telugu dubbed versions too.

Actor Aamir Khan expressed his happiness over the film’s performance at the box office. In a statement, he said, “Just heard the 1st-day collection of Thugs, I am humbled by the love and affection of the audience. Thank you 🙏”.

Thugs of Hindostan director Vijay Krishna Acharya said, “Thugs of Hindostan is the quintessential Hindi movie that we love to watch with our friends and family. We were lucky to get two of the biggest stars of our generation to come together for an out and out masala Diwali entertainer and we are humbled and ecstatic with the love and appreciation that audiences have showered on Thugs to help the film create box office history on day one. We are thrilled to see that audiences across age groups are loving Thugs of Hindostan and have made our film a part of their Diwali plans. We made Thugs with a vision to provide a pure festive entertainer for the entire family and this result is extremely gratifying for all of us at YRF.”

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