Thugs of Hindostan: Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan film fails to attract audience in China, rakes in Rs 21.65 cr
Thugs of Hindostan had a record-breaking opening day at the domestic box-office, but later faced a significant slump in earnings.
After a dismal performance at the domestic box office, Thugs of Hindostan has failed to impress Chinese audiences as well. Based on Philip Meadows Taylor's 1839 novel ‘Confessions of a Thug’, the film was reportedly made on a ₹300 cr budget. It earned $1.51 million on the opening day and $15.6 million on day 2. The film's total collection stands at just $3.10 million (Rs 21.65 crore), report trade analysts.
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
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) December 29, 2018
#ThugsOfHindostan falls flat in #China... Shows no significant growth in numbers on Day 2 [Sat]... Also, slips to No 6 position on Day 2 [started at No 4 on Day 1]… Fri $ 1.51 mn Sat $ 1.56 mn Total: $ 3.10 mn [₹ 21.65 cr] Total includes previews held earlier#TOH — taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) December 30, 2018
In the past, Aamir's films like 3 Idiots, Dangal and Secret Superstar have received massive commercial success in the territory. TOH had a record-breaking opening day of Rs 52.25 crores domestically but later witnessed a significant slump, owing to negative word of mouth publicity. The Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan starrer was criticised for its weak story line and direction.
Acknowledging the failure of the TOH, Aamir had previously said, "I want to apologise to my audience also as this time I wasn't able to entertain them. I know people came in theatres with a lot of expectations but they didn't enjoy the film. Audience is free to say what they feel about the film. What I can say is that we certainly tried our level best and I am feeling really bad that we didn't succeed in entertaining the audience. So, next time we will try harder."
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