Thugs Of Hindostan has already dominated the market place With the biggest opening in the history of Bollywood collecting Rs 52.25 crores. With such a gigantic opening, Aamir Khan has again proved that he has set the bar for his peers – Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan.
With 5000 screen counts across India and the post Diwali day holiday, Thugs Of Hindostan became the first Hindi film to touch the 50 crores milestone on its first day, minting a staggering Rs 52.25 crores (Including Tamil and Telgu versions). These numbers were enough to break the box office figures earned by both Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan. Let us check out :-
Thugs Of Hindostan has broken the record for the best opening film released in Diwali by beating Salman Khan starrer Prem Ratan Dhan Payo which minted Rs 40.35 crores on its first day. As per Box Office India, Thugs Of Hindostan has beaten Salman Khan starrer Prem Ratan Dhan Payo in the following regions :-
Delhi / UP
Thugs Of Hindostan – 9.75 crore
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo – 7.52 crore
Thugs Of Hindostan – 3 crore
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo – 2.39 crore
Thugs Of Hindostan – 2.30 crore
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo – 1.52 crore
Nizam / Andhra
Thugs Of Hindostan – 2.90 crore
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo – 2.21 crore
Thugs Of Hindostan has also defeated the box office opening of Salman Khan’s films like Sultan which collected Rs 36.54 crores on its first day and Tiger Zinda Hai which opened with Rs 34.10 crores.
Shah Rukh Khan
It took 4 years for a film to break the highest opening day record held by Shah Rukh Khan starrer Happy New Year, which collected Rs 44.97 crores on its first day and Thugs Of Hindostan smoothly achieved it. The action adventure also comfortably surpassed the opening figures of Chennai Express which opened with Rs 33.10 crores and Dilwale which opened with Rs 21.80 crores ( It clashed with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani in 2016). Both films were directed by Rohit Shetty.