Thugs of Hindostan had a massive opening on Day 1, with a total collection of Rs 52.25 crore. But the film’s box office collections saw a major dip on the second day as it could only earn Rs 29.25 crore taking the total box office collection to Rs 81.50 crore.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared on Twitter, “And the DECLINE begins… #ThugsOfHindostan slips on Day 2, facing a fall during #Diwali holidays… Mass belt / single screens are holding better, but the cracks are already showing at plexes… Day 3 [Sat] and Day 4 [Sun] are extremely crucial… #TOH”
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) November 10, 2018
He also tweeted, “#ThugsOfHindostan has to show a positive upturn on Day 3 [today], else its sustainability from Day 5 [Mon] onwards will be extremely doubtful… One thing is crystal clear: #TOH has NOT met the monumental expectations… The BO numbers are doing the talking now.”
Thugs of Hindostan has largely received poor reviews from critics. Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta, in her review, wrote, “As you slide into Thugs of Hindostan, you expect a rousing tale of thuggery and patriotism, because that’s what the name suggests. You also expect a modicum of quality filmmaking because you can’t get more A-list than Yash Raj Films, Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan. With two big marquee names coming together for the first time, the screen should have crackled. But there is not even a flicker. What you get instead is nothing but a massive cherry-picking enterprise from big entertainers of the past, many of them YRF’s own. Not only do you end up picking up on past films, scenes and references, you are left struggling with staleness and boredom. The writing is shockingly pedestrian.”
Going by the reviews, it looks a like a tough journey ahead for the Vijay Krishna Acharya directorial. Will it continue to woo the audience? Only time will tell.