And while Thugs of Hindostan has set off fireworks at the box-office, the film has apparently failed to impress the film critics and audiences alike.
The coming weekend will decide the fate of this movie.
According to industry analyst Taran Adarsh, the film released in a total of 5000 screens in India and 2000 screens overseas.
Thugs of Hindostan, the solo Diwali release, was one of the most awaited releases of this year.
Filmed in India, Thailand and off the coast of Malta, it brings together for the first time Amitabh and Aamir, two of Bollywood's most bankable stars, in battles against the British East India Company in 1795, and with stunts and pyrotechnics galore.
Though who watched the pirated copies of Thugs of Hindostan, say that the movie has been shot from a handy camera with average print quality while some have made HD quality prints available. All that glitters is NOT gold...
Directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, the movie is set against the backdrop of pre-Independence era and involves heavy VFX works. Holds true for #TOH.
In the past, Aamir Khan's films have done well in China. Some engrossing moments in the first hour, that's about it... "Taran Adarsh wrote on his Twitter, "#OneWordReview...#ThugsOfHindostan: DISAPPOINTING.
"In all the languages, Tamil, Telugu and Hindi, Thugs of Hindostan will earn Rs 50 crore on the day of its release".
In India, "Baahubali 2" collections are the highest and "Thugs of Hindostan" has high chances of surpassing the former movie's numbers.