Salman Khan's Tubelight is the big Eid release of this year but it failed to encash on it completely. After a lukewarm opening weekend, Eid yesterday was supposed to add bountiful to the tally but nothing of the sort happened. By earning just Rs 19.09 crore on Monday, it only took the total box office collection to Rs 83.86 crore which was not what was expected from the film. While Trade was hopeful the film will make nearly Rs 80-85 crore in the first three days, Eid's bounty will take the film to over Rs 100 crore. After all it was an extended weekend, but Tubelight turned out to be a disappointment in that case.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh revealed the figures saying, "#TubelightFri 21.15 cr, Sat 21.17 cr, Sun 22.45 cr, Mon 19.09 cr [Eid]. Total: ₹ 83.86 cr. India biz." Many would argue that first Monday figures are supposed to be less than the weekend. But what people are forgetting here is that Monday this time was a holiday. The reason why Salman releases his films on Eid is because of the occasion ensues larger footfalls. People celebrating the festival consider Salman Khan's film Eidi for them and throng the theatres. But something about Tubelight didn't interest them at all. Check out the figures right here...
Tubelight's collections are sub-par and it has lot to do with the way the film has been made. After Bajrangi Bhaijaan, it doesn't seem Salman's fans want to see him in similar kind of roles once more. This should be taken as a clear indication that filmmaker's should write roles which are a complete departure from what Salman did in Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Tubelight.
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