Tubelight box office collection day 3: Salman Khan film earns Rs 64.77 cr, can Eid change its fortune?

Tubelight box office collection day 3: Salman Khan film has earned Rs 64.77 crore in its first weekend, making it the least earning film of the actor in the first three days since 2011. But before you write it off, wait to see how the film performs during the Eid holiday.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 26, 2017 1:45 pm
 Tubelight, Tubelight collection, tubelight box office collection, tubelight box office Tubelight box office has failed to live up to the expectations from a Salman Khan film but can Eid change its fortunes?

Can Tubelight live up to the expectations that come with a Salman Khan film at the box office? While it has been something of a slow-starter, its real test is Monday and Tuesday when India celebrates Eid and people head to theatres to watch a Salman Khan film. For those who are busy writing the Kabir Khan film off, it’s too early to predict its box office destiny. Trade pundits were quick to write the fate of Salman Khan film after it witnessed a marginal pace on the second and third day after starting at a tepid Rs 21.5 crore on Friday. Usually, a Salman Khan film shows some strong growth on the second day, which didn’t happen this time. However, the third day which was Sunday saw marginally better occupancy and took the total earning of the film over the first weekend to Rs 64.77 crore. The Kabir Khan directiorial earned Rs 21.17 crore on Saturday and Rs 22.45 crore on Sunday compared to Friday’s Rs 21.15 crore. Trade analyst taran Adarsh tweeted, “#Tubelight Fri 21.15 cr, Sat 21.17 cr, Sun 22.45 cr. Total: ₹ 64.77 cr. India biz… Eid festivities should boost biz today + tomorrow.” But will Eid become the break that Tubelight so sorely needs?

With Rs 21.15 crore, Tubelight registered the second highest opening day collection behind only Baahubali 2’s Rs 41 crore (in Hindi) this year. Salman Khan film’s second-day collection falls short of Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees. In comparison to Tubelight’s Rs 21.17 crore, SRK starrer Raees took home Rs 26.3 crore. It should be noted that Raees did this impressive business on a holiday (Republic Day). Tubelight can pick up growth and bring in a huge collection on Monday when India celebrates Eid. Trade pundits predict that Tubelight’s fate will be decided by Monday and Tuesday. The severe criticism can also affect Tubelight’s overall collection.

The film’s international business has also not been up to expectations. The film failed to woo the audience in the US where people preferred All Arjun-starrer DJ to Salman Khan’s offering. The film earned $810,000 on 342 screens in the US, $710,000 on 49 in the UAE, $270,000 on 154 screens in the UK and $232,000 on 42 screens in Australia.

Salman Khan’s films have a tradition of making it big on the festival. The actor has lorded over Eid festival holidays for the last five years, churning out one blockbuster after another including Ek Tha Tiger, Kick, Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Sultan. That’s why Tubelight had sky-high expectations.

Tubelight was made on a budget of Rs 100 crore. NH Studios has paid Rs 132 crore for the theatrical rights of the movie in the domestic market, reported Forbes. Makers have sold out its music rights for Rs 20 crore. It has also earned profits from satellite sales to Star TV. The film was released on 4350 screens in India and on 1200 in the overseas market. The film which is set around the Indo-China war also features Sohail Khan and Chinese actress Zhu Zhu.

Here are the first weekend collection of past Salman Khan hits…

2011: #Bodyguard ₹ 88.75 cr [Wed-Sun]
2012: #ETT ₹ 100.16 cr [Wed-Sun]
2014: #Kick ₹ 83.83 cr [Fri-Sun]
2015: #BB ₹ 102.60 cr [Fri-Sun]
2016: #Sultan ₹ 105.53 cr [Wed-Sun]

 

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    Meraj Ahmad
    Jun 29, 2017 at 7:54 pm
    I'm Like very Much Tubelight.
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      Muzaffar Hussain Shah
      Jun 29, 2017 at 6:26 pm
      Tubelight film is sach a stupid film And character of SaLman is too stupid we dont like this salman khan film.. And this tubelight film is also like bjarangibhaijaan The music is also of bajrangi bhaijaan In tubelight film...
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        Ayesha Khan
        Jun 27, 2017 at 3:58 pm
        buddha ho gaya salman bhai , ab iski movies me vo baat nahi rahi ) but seriously tubelight is the worst thing happened to Indian cinema since shoail khan lol
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          I me myself
          Jun 27, 2017 at 4:40 pm
          SB looks age 25.Check your eyes.
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            king
            Jun 27, 2017 at 9:57 pm
            Well said. This is where bollywood is today. 50 buddhe pahadon pe dance karke khud ko young dikhane ki koshish karte hain.
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              Muzaffar Hussain Shah
              Jun 29, 2017 at 6:27 pm
              You are Right...bro
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            Khalid
            Jun 27, 2017 at 12:57 am
            Watching movies is prohibited in Islam. Request to Muslims brother, do,t watch movies. Do,t waste your precious time on useless things. That's only ok for non-muslims.
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              IRSHAD ALI KHAN
              Jun 27, 2017 at 11:16 am
              I AM SORRY BHAIJAAN BUT..... SALMAN KHAN DONATE HIS INCOME FOR CHARITY. I KNOW THAT THE WATCHING TV IS PROHIBITED IN ISLAM...BUT...HAVE U DONE ANYTHING WHICH IS COST IN HINDERED CRORES FOR THE UNKNOWN PEOPLES. HE IS THE ONLY A PERSON WHO DONE IT REGULARLY. SOME HIDDEN THINGS WE DON'T KNOW ABOUT HIMSELF SO .... I AM GOING TO WATCHING HIS MOVIE'S. EVEN THERE ARE MORE ACTORS IN BOLLYWOOD CINEMA WHO ARE DOING SAME ..SO ....I LIKE YOUR THOUGHTS AND I AM SORRY IF MY WORDING HURT YOU .....
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              osama
              Jun 27, 2017 at 12:10 am
              Copy of little boy
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                Aakash
                Jun 26, 2017 at 7:26 pm
                And Salman fans were expecting it will break Bahubali 2 record.Bahubali 2 on its very first day of release earned 121 cr . inspite of releasing on no holiday
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                  Ashish Jha
                  Jun 26, 2017 at 6:32 pm
                  I think, after seeing the film, it is not bad. But, the problem with this film is that Salman Bhai is not doing what is his USP--taking off his shirt, Dhishhum Dhisshum... Tubelight movie review
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                    Deepti
                    Jun 26, 2017 at 4:18 pm
                    Not as expected from a Salman movie, too imbecile Salman too digest and accept
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