Mumbai: Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan starrer Thugs of Hindostan, which got released at the box office yesterday, has recorded the highest single-day sales for a Hindi movie with collections of around Rs 52.25 crore.
According to a report, it has surpassed the previous record of Rs 39.32 crore set by Salman Khan’s 2015 Diwali release Prem Ratan Dhan Payo and Rs 40.73 crore net achieved by magnum opus Bahubali – The Conclusion (Hindi).
The flick has also recorded the third highest pre-sales of all time with around Rs 27.50 crore net, as per reports.
The first-day box office figures of the film are around Rs 50.75 crore (Hindi version) and Rs 1.50 crore from Tamil + Telugu dubs. The makers have claimed that the film is the Yash Raj Film’s (YRF) highest ever opening.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to twitter and updated the film’s box office figures.
Hindi: ₹ 50.75 cr.
Tamil + Telugu: ₹ 1.50 cr
Total: ₹ 52.25 cr [5000 screens]
Highest Day 1 for a #Diwali release
Highest Day 1 for YRF film
Highest Day 1 for a Hindi film
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) November 9, 2018
It is also the first Bollywood film with such an advance tickets sale as only SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus Baahubali –The Conclusion and Hollywood film Avengers: Infinity War have recorded higher advance sales.