After being in the theatres for 7 days, Thugs of Hindostan has collected Rs. 132.35 crore* at the Box Office. This is after Wednesday brought in Rs. 3.50 crore*. With this, the film has gone past the lifetime numbers of Stree [Rs. 130 crore]. This isn’t a reason to rejoice though for the makers since from second week onwards the film will hardly collect and hence would merely bring in around (at maximum) Rs. 15 crore more than what the Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor starrer had accumulated.
The film is a major disaster and would not even reach the lifetime numbers of Baaghi 2 [Rs. 166 crore], leave aside Race 3 [Rs. 169 crore]. In fact the film’s first seven days are far below what Aamir Khan‘s Dangal [Rs. 195.53 crore] or PK [Rs. 183 crore] had collected in their first week respectively.
This Vijay Krishna Acharya directed film will bring in some numbers today due to extended week and close around Rs. 135 crore. However, one waits to see how numbers are from tomorrow onwards. One dreads to think if even Rs. 1 crore would be touched on a daily basis at least over the weekend. If that doesn’t turn out to be the case, it would perhaps be the first time ever for a biggie that a film would crash by almost 95% when compared to the first day, considering the fact that the opening day number was in excess of Rs. 50 crore.
*Estimates. Final numbers awaited