One of the most anticipated movies of the year, Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan starer Thugs of Hindostan will hit the big screens on 8 Nov 2018. Being a grand Diwali release of the year, the expectations are huge from the film.
The excitement for the film is sky-high as two megastars, Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan are working together for the time. Thugs of Hindostan is a grand film releasing on a big scale. It is one of the most expensive Indian films of all time. Let’s have a detailed look at Thugs of Hindostan budget, screen count and box office economics.
Thugs of Hindostan budget and recovery
Thugs of Hindostan is one of the most expensive Indian films of all time. The total budget of the film including the promotion and advertising cost is 270 crore.
To be exact, Thugs of Hindostan is the most expensive Bollywood film of all time. The second most expensive being Padmaavat (215 crore).
Budget: 270 crore
Satellite rights: 70 crore (expected)
Music rights: 10 crore (expected)
Digital rights: 80 crore (expected)
Branding: 8 to 10 crore (expected
Amount recovered before release: 170 crores
Thugs of Hindostan has recovered around 170 crore before release. It is also expected to make huge money from overseas rights. In order to be a hit at the Indian Box Office, TOH needs to earn at least 300 crores. The film needs to earn at least 250 crore to be in a safe zone.
Thugs of Hindostan screen count
As per the reports coming, Thugs of Hindostan will be the widest Bollywood release of all time. It would release on around 5000 screens in India. In the overseas market, the movie is releasing on around 1100 screens.
Salman Khan’s Tiger Zinda Hai (4600 screens) is currently the widest Bollywood release. The other big Bollywood releases are Tubelight (4400 screens), Sultan (4350 screens), Race 3 (4300 screens), Dangal (4250 screens), Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (4200 screens) and Sanju (4200 screens).
Thugs of Hindostan Box Office Analysis
Lifetime Collection < 200 crores (Flop)
Lifetime Collection > 250 crores (Plus)
Lifetime Collection > 300 crores (Hit)
Lifetime Collection > 350 crores (Super Hit)
Lifetime Collection > 400 crores (Blockbuster)
TOH is unarguably one of the biggest and most anticipated movies of the year. However, the trailer of the film failed to make the desired impact. The film has a big advantage of Diwali holidays (4 days extended weekend).
After 5 days extended weekend, the box office fate of the film will rely on the word of mouth of the audience.