Aamir Khan's latest release 'Thugs of Hindostan' has received a lukewarm response at best at the box office. Thanks to unfavorable reviews from critics and audience alike, the film collections have come to a crawl. After breaking the Rs 100 Crore within first 3 days, the footfalls for the Vijay Krishna Acharya directorial has reduced drastically. In fact, its current collections stand at just Rs 139 Crore, which when considered the fact that the film was mounted on a budget of over Rs 200 Crore, is a massive letdown for the actor. So, here is a look at how his previous 5 films have fared at the box office, which proves that 'Thugs of Hindostan' is Mr. Perfectionist's first big flop in over a decade.
The film's lifetime collections in India stand at Rs 81 Crore. But considering the fact that it was made on a minuscule budget, the film was one of the biggest hits in 2017. So even if TOH 's collection seems more, in terms of simple profit and loss, the former is the clear winner.
'Dangal' was one of the biggest hits of Aamir Khan's career. In terms of first week collections alone, the wrestling flick beats 'Thugs' by a large margin as it raked in Rs 192 Crore in the first week. It's life collections stands at a massive Rs 495 Crores in India alone, without even considering the film's smashing box office record in China, which took the collections well above Rs 1000 Crore. 'Dangal' had also set the envious Rs 350 Crore milestone for Indian cinema, which was a new benchmark to look forward to.
Aamir enjoyed another runaway hit with 'PK'. The Rajkumar Hirani directorial also beats the lifetime earnings of his current release as it earned Rs 181 Crore. The film's lifetime collections in the country was also a massive Rs 448 Crore, making 'PK' the clear winner once again. This film too had set a new milestone of Rs 300 Crore in its time, which goes to show profitable his ventures have been.
Even 'Dhoom 3', which was not critically well-received managed to rake in the moolah thanks to the actor's star power and dual act. The film managed to beat Thugs at the box office as it minted Rs 173 Crore in the first week itself, in comparison to the 2018 film's measly Rs 139 Crore. The YRF production managed to set the cash registers ringing as it earned Rs 348 Crore in India. As for worldwide collections, the film easily surpassed Rs 500 Crore, making it a pathbreaking commercial film.
'Talaash' was perhaps the closest thing the actor came to a flop before 'Thugs of Hindostan'. The film was deemed a semi-hit as it managed to get Rs 124 Crore in India, which considering the film's small budget, was a massive profit margin. Also, the fact that 'Talaash' managed to do so back in 2012 with minimal publicity should also be taken into consideration.
The list is not even taking into consideration films like '3 Idiots', which made Aamir a superstar in China, or 'Ghajini', which started the trend of Bollywood films crossing Rs 100 Crore. So considering his past record as well as the profit margins, it is safe to say that 'Thugs of Hindostan' is the actor's biggest failure after 'Mangal Pandey' in 2005.
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