Tubelight box office collection day 2: Salman Khan film sees lowest
Tubelight Box Office Collection Day 1: Salman Khan’s Film Gets Lowest Opening Day Figure Since 2012
Tubelight box office collection day 2: Salman Khan film sees lowest Friday opening among his Eid releases. Will it pick up?
‘Tubelight’ box office collection Day 1: Salman Khan’s Eid release collects Rs. 20.75 Crore
- Tubelight failed to surpass day one collection of Sultan
- Salman’s Sultan earned Rs. 36.54 crore on day one
- The film has received a mixed response from critics and audience
Salman Khan’s much-awaited movie Tubelight, which finally released in theatres on Friday, has opened to a positive response on day one. The Kabir Khan-directed film has managed to collect Rs. 21.15 crore on its opening day, which is the second highest in this year, according to Box Office India report. The numbers are good, but are not the expected figures from a Salman Khan Eid release, reported trade analyst Taran Adarsh. Tubelight has failed to surpass the day one collection of the actor’s previous Eid releases like Sultan, Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Kick. Mr Adarsh shared the first day box-office collection of Salman’s last five releases and Sultan topped the list with an earning of Rs. 36.54 crore.
Take a look at the box-office collection of Tubelight here:
Salman Khan’s Tubelight opened to a positive response on day one. The film managed to collect Rs. 21.15 crore on its opening day, which is the second highest in this year
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.
Salman Khan’s stardom can only push a film to a certain milestone. His presence in the film can promise an impressive opening day figure. This time his stardom took a beating and it’s clearly reflected in box office figures. Tubelight had sky-high expectations and the film was touted as next box office rage. While opening day figures are decent, they hold no candle to Salman’s previous blockbusters.
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. That means Tubelight has lowest Friday collection in last five years. While Tubelight may have crossed Rs 20-crore mark on an opening day, it comes up short with actor’s previous box office records. 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. It’s also expected to rake in a huge figure on Eid, Sunday. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the figures.