The biggest debacle of 2018 which was touted as the highest grosser before its release, is not even crawling now! Thugs of Hindostan is finding it difficult to collect any further money at the box-office currently. The movie has spent 11 days so far and overall the total collection, in India, stands at just Rs.145.95 crore, till Sunday.
Failing heavily on the expectations of the audiences who were thinking that the duo of Amitabh Bachchan and Amir Khan (who paired with each other for the first ever time) will knock-it-out-of-the-park, were left dejected, disappointed, and cheated (as per the reactions from across the country).
The direction, performances, story, and treatment to the characters, everything has been criticized—harshly by anyone who’s watched the film.
The official box-office report from trade analyst Taran Adarsh says the movie could only earn around Rs.2.46 crore on Sunday.
He took to Twitter to show the overall collection and performance of Thugs of Hindostan in India. In the 2nd week, the Hindi version of the movie earned Rs.1.30 crore on Friday, Rs.1.70 crore on Saturday, and Rs.2.46 crore on Sunday. While the Tamil + Telugu version earned around Rs.4 lakhs on Friday, Rs.5 lakhs on Saturday, and Rs. 6 lakhs on Sunday.
HINDI: Fri 1.30 cr, Sat 1.70 cr, Sun 2.40 cr. Total: ₹ 140.35 cr.
TAMIL + TELUGU: Fri 4 lakhs, Sat 5 lakhs, Sun 6 lakhs. Total: ₹ 5.60 cr.#Hindi + #Tamil + #Telugu total: ₹ 145.95 cr.
India biz. #TOH
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) November 19, 2018
So, the overall total of all the versions after adding 2nd week’s collections comes to Rs.145.95 crore till now. It can’t be called even an underperformer, because an underperformer also doesn’t earn so less.
Overseas too, the disaster movie is doing no good at all. After week 1, the collections abroad were around $7.80 million (Rs.56.11 crore), which included USA + Canada ($1.76 million), UAE + GCC ($2.72 million), and UK ($810k). In the rest of the world, it managed to earn around $2.51 million, according to the report of Taran Adarsh.
Reports also came a few days back that actor Amir Khan will not be getting any earnings from Thugs of Hindostan since he only takes the profit share from any film he does. But since TOH is a big-big flop now, so there’s no profit all. It’s his biggest, official, first flop in around 18 years. Till now he was riding on a success train that saw films like Lagaan, Rang De Basanti, Ghajini, 3 Idiots, Dhoom 3, PK, and the all-time hit movie, Dangal, creating new box-office benchmarks.
Directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, Thugs of Hindostan also stars Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Sheikh and is produced by Yash Raj Films. It was released on November 8th, 2018.