Tubelight box office collection day 2: Salman Khan film collects Rs 42.32 cr in two days

Tubelight box office collection day 2: With Rs 21.15 crore, Tubelight's Friday collection is one of the lowest for actor's Eid releases. Only Dabangg's first Friday collection (Rs 14.50 crore) is lower than Tubelight. Dabangg was released in 2010. Here're all deets.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 25, 2017 12:01 pm
Tubelight, Tubelight collection, tubelight box office collection Tubelight is the third collaboration between director Kabir Khan and Salman Khan.

It seems as if Salman Khan’s presence in Tubelight has not been able to light up the box office this year. The film, which had high expectation provided it was a comeback of Bajrangi Bhaijaan duo Kabir Khan and Salman, did not turn out to be as impressive as thought and has received mixed reaction from audience as well as critics. While opening day figures are decent, they hold no candle to Salman’s previous blockbusters. The Kabir Khan directorial minted only Rs 21.17 crore on the second day of its release with a total collection of Rs 42.32 crore in India. While it is the lowest in comparison to last a few Salman releases, it is to be considered that Tubelight released on Ramadaan and not on Eid, which falls on Monday (June 26). So, one can expect a good business on Monday for this Salman-starrer film.

Only Dabangg’s first Friday collection (Rs 14.50 crore) is lower than Tubelight. Dabangg was released in 2010. That means Tubelight has lowest Friday collection in last five years. Salman’s last release Sultan (2016) that was released a day ahead of Eid took home Rs 36.54 crore. Ek Tha Tiger opened to an impressive Rs 33 crore. Still, trade pundits expect that Tubelight will pick up growth over the weekend. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the figures.

In fact, Telugu film Duvvada Jagannadham starring Allu Arjun has collected more than Tubelight. The film has earned approximately Rs 24 crore from the domestic market. Tarde analyst Sreedhar Pillai confirmed the same.

Tubelight is the third collaboration between director Kabir Khan and Salman Khan. Their previous two outings were huge blockbusters including Ek Tha Tiger and Bajrangi Bhaijaan. Kabir has often been credited for tapping the underutilised actor in Salman. Over the last few years, Salman’s choices of films have been interesting. He has been more choosy and endeavoured to pick up right scripts.

In Tubelight, Salman takes a risk as he has shed his larger-than-life image to play a regular guy. The audience has also found some uncanny similarities between Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Tubelight. The Kabir Khan film that also stars Chinese actor Zhu Zhu and child actor Matin Rey Tangu has been panned by critics so far.

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