The much anticipated Diwali release of this year, Thugs of Hindostan, managed to mint the highest single-day sales despite unfavorable reviews. The multi-starrer seems to have benefitted from the pre-release hype and an ensemble star cast including Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, and Katrina Kaif.

Thugs of Hindostan has set a big benchmark by earning Rs 50 crore on Day One. The film has surpassed SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus, Baahubali, which earned Rs 40.73 crore in a single day, as reported by Box Office India.

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On 9 November, trade analyst Girish Johar took to Twitter to share the first-day collection of the film. “EXCLUSIVE!!! As predicted #VeryEarlyTrends #ThugsOfHindostan has created new Day 1 records & also has got the fastest 50crs nett for Indian Cinema, so far… all langs …all formats …hope the content has stronger legs at BO now !,” the tweet read.

 

Vijay Krishna Acharya’s mammoth venture has a total of 5000 screen counts in India. “#ThugsOfHindostan screen count… India: 5000 [Hindi + Tamil + Telugu] Overseas: 2000 Worldwide total: 7000 screens Note: More screens could be added during the course of the day,” trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote on Twitter.

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The film made on a budget of over Rs 300 crore is said to be the costliest film under the Yash Raj Films banner.

Thugs of Hindostan, also starring Fatima Sana Shaikh and Ronit Roy, released on 8 November.