Amir Khan’s “Thugs of Hindostan Movie” failed to impress Chinese audiences with a poor opening on Friday which will be his first flop in the Chinese market after a string of box office hits. This is the first movie that failed to click in China after the massive success of his previous films 3 Idiots, Dangal and Secret Superstars which won him massive revenues besides a huge fan following.
“Thugs of Hindostan Movie” raked 10.74 million yuan (USD1.56 million) at the box office and according to Chinese movie ticketing platform Maoyan, the movie is estimated to get in only 96.1 million yuan, possibly the worst of Aamir Khan’s movie performances in China, state-run Global Times reported this weekend.
Thugs of Hindostan Movie had performed miserably at the Indian box office too and the makers had hoped Aamir’s popularity in China will help the film pull through but that did not happen, the report said. Aamir Khan, who is known as Mi Shu or Uncle Mi in China, had produced a special Chinese edition. He had also promoted the film for almost two weeks before the release by visiting a number of key cities including Guangzhou, Xi’an, Nanjing, and Shanghai.
However, despite poor reviews and declining box-office records, Thugs of Hindostan Full Movie has managed to cross the Rs 100-crore mark over the weekend.