Industry is confident that the Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan-starrer will rake in Rs 40 crore on day one
Opening day collections of a film give a strong signal for its perform in the coming days. Trade experts estimate that the multi-starrer Thugs of Hindostan is likely to mint anything between Rs 40-50 crore which will be a feat for a Bollywood offering.
This yearâ€™s big-ticket films like Padmaavat, Sanju, Race 3 and Baaghi grossed Rs 18.21 crore, Rs 34.19 crore, Rs 27.69 crore and Rs 25 crore, respectively on an opening day.
While the industry is confident that the Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan-starrer will rake in Rs 40 crore on day one, anything more than that will set a record for opening day collections by a Bollywood venture.
Apart from 2018 releases, very few films over the years have been able to score high on day one. Among the highest grossing Indian films, only Baahubali 2: The Conclusion has been able to touch the Rs 40 crore mark. Other films on the list such as Sultan, Tiger Zinda Hai, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, all Salman Khan-starrer, earned Rs 36.59 crore, Rs 34.12 crore and Rs 26.67 crore, respectively.
Shah Rukh Khanâ€™s Happy New YearÂ is another Diwali release that ranks 17 on the list of highest grossing Indian films, which managed a strong opening with collections to the tune of Rs 36.31 crore.