Thugs of Hindostan: China poster & nbsp
Aamir Khan's epic action adventure movie Thugs of Hindostan has taken a "shockingly low" start at the Chinese box office. The film, starring Amitabh Bachchan, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Katrina Kaif in the lead roles, earned $ 1.53 mn. (Rs 10.67 crore) on opening day in China. The collection is on par with Akshay Kumar's Pad Man which had opened at $ 1.52 million in the East Asian country.
For those who are not known, Aamir is a big drawing in China, thanks to the huge success of his films Dangal (2016) and Secret Superstar (2017) in the country. Therefore, great hopes were attached to Thugs of Hindostan vis-à-vis its performance at the Chinese box office. But in what looks like an after-effects of negative reviews that the movie received on its homegrown, it has failed to make a respectable opening in China.
Film critics and commercial analyst Taran Adarsh shared the business figures Thugs of Hindostan on Twitter on Saturday.
See his tweets:
No matter how Thugs of Hindostan prices in China, manufacturers are in a safe zone, with courtesy the solid amount of Rs 100 crore they have received in advance from the local distributors. What remains to be seen is whether the film proves to be a profitable venture for distributors and exhibitors. (Shah Rukh Khan is the second sixth opener of 2018, unable to beat Thugs of Hindostan, Sanju, Race 3)
Thugs of Hindostan, directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, proved to be a damp shed at the Indian cash register. In her lifetime, Yash Raj Films produced over Rs 151 crore, a performance that was apparently not expected by an Aamir Khan star player.