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Thugs of Hindostan set to storm at the box office

Advance bookings have opened for the Yash Raj Films multi-starrer, Thugs Of Hindostan. We talked to the programmers of major multiplex chains across the country, who said the Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer is likely to shatter all existing records and create history at the box office.

Rajender Jyala, Programmer, INOX

Advance bookings for Aamir Khan’s Thugs Of Hindostan opened last Saturday. The numbers look very good. It will enjoy a four-day holiday during which it has the capacity to achieve record-breaking numbers. The buzz is good. Aamir’s films are known to perform very well at the box office and Thugs Of Hindostan will be no exception. It will set a new record for sure. I think it will earn more than Rs 45 crore on its first day. There is a chance it might even touch the Rs 50 crore mark.

Amit Sharma, Programmer, Miraj

Advance bookings for Thugs Of Hindostan opened two days ago and it is looking really good. About 10- 12 per cent of tickets have already been sold. The buzz around it is great. Given the star power and the brand value associated with the film, I assume it will garner close to Rs 45 crore on the first day. It will easily earn more than Rs 40 crore.

Yogesh Raizada, Programmer, Wave

The buzz is great around Thugs Of Hindostan. Advance bookings opened just yesterday and already 30-40 per cent of the tickets are sold out. The fact that is releasing on Diwali is a big plus for the film. The intrigue factor is very high too. I expect it to run almost 95-100 per cent full, which is great. It should be a blockbuster.

Meenu Singh, Programmer, SRS

The buzz surrounding Thugs Of Hindostan is amazing. Advance bookings have begun and the numbers look good, and are growing with each passing day. I expect the first day collections of the film to be massive. It is an Aamir Khan film after all. It has a huge star cast too. These factors are enough to pull people to the theatres. I expect the opening day numbers to be similar to those of Tiger Zinda Hai

Jignesh Mehta, Programmer, Gold

Advance bookings for the film opened two days ago. The numbers look okay. In my opinion, the first day collection will be less than Rs 40 crore. The film will definitely work and get a decent opening.

Vishal Madhavi, Programmer, E Square

The advance booking for Thugs Of Hindostan have been really good. The first day collections will be between Rs 40 crore and Rs 43 crore, since the rate of admission is very high and there will be many shows. Generally two films are released around Diwali. This year, Thugs Of Hindostan is the only release. The film has two of the biggest stars of the nation, Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan, in it. These factors will definitely benefit it.

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