November 2, 2018

Thugs of Hindostan sold to Chinese Distributor Estars Films. Makes 'History' as 'Biggest Buy Out Foreign Film'!

Aamir Khan is a big star in China and it is rejoice for all his fans there, as 'Thugs Of Hindostan' is going to get released in China this year. Aamir Khan's latest outing 'TOH' is sold to Chinese distributor Estars Films. Estars has been the most significant importer of Indian movies into China, previously they handled Dangal, Baahubali and Secret Superstar.

Film may miss the November cut but is all set for release in China in December 2018. Official date is not known yet, but speculation is that film may get release on December 14 in theaters. Thus, if film releases on this date it will enjoy Christmas and New year period in China which is touted as most lucrative time of the year for film business.


Apart from Aamir, TOH also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Lloyd Owen. But more importantly the film features Aamir Khan, the Indian superstar whose Dangal and Secret Superstar have broken records in China box office.

TOH budget is huge and it is the most expensive in Bollywood history till date.

All foreign films imported into China are subject to quota import restrictions, censorship and regulatory discretion over the choice of release date. Yash Raj confirmed the details of the rights deal with Estars, but it said that it does not currently have a confirmed release date.

Also news is coming that TOH has made history as it emerged as the biggest buy out film in China till date. Exact buy out amount is not known, but again TOH may have easily fetched the best among the all foreign films released till date. 

It is speculated that TOH but out price is approx $15 million plus. This is staggering for  any Indian film. Just for example all other recent Indian releases such as Dangal, Secret Superstar, Baahubali 2, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Hindi Medium, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, Sultan and now Hichki has been sold for just $ 0.5 million to $ 2 million range. TOH makes a big leap in that mark.

Another good news is that makers of 'TOH' is trying for a split deal on the lines of Secret Superstar. This deal means, once film reaches a landmark business in China say $ 100 million, then makers will get a percentage of profit from whatever revenue distributor generates after that cut-off mark.

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