‘Tubelight’ takes box-office by storm, Salman shines on Eid again

Despite receiving average reviews from critics, Salman Khan has yet again proved that he is the king of box-office. His Eid release ‘Tubelight’ again shined bright at the ticket counter and on the opening day, it registered a good occupancy and made around 20 crore on day one. The film opened great across North India and registered about 60-70% occupancy in the morning shows. 

Kabir Khan’s directorial venture has collected $1.05 million (Rs 6.6 crore) in UAE-GCC, Dubai and other areas. The early estimation says the film has raked in around Rs 20 crore on its opening day.

According to film trade expert Girish Johar’s the average reviews of ‘Tubelight’ might reduce flow of the audience.

“I doubt that bad reviews will affect Tubelight’s box office collections. Even some critics gave bad ratings to Baahubali. You also have to note that Tubelight is a very unlike Salman Khan film. He has always played to the gallery, portraying larger-than-life characters on screen. Here he is playing a simpleton. Also, all Salman Khan fans will surely go to watch movies no matter what reviews say,” Girish said.

Girish also added, “Since it’s a long weekend, people will come out in huge numbers to watch the film”. Tubelight is expected to take around Rs 25 crore home on its opening day. The numbers will swell as the weekend begins and will reach their zenith on the day of Eid, which is a holiday. Salman’s film are traditionally Eid releases and the day sees houseful collections for him at the box office.

'Tubelight' is a war-drama starring Salman Khan, Sohail Khan, Zhu Zhu, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayub, Om Puri and Shah Rukh Khan in a cameo. It has been directed by Kabir Khan and is set in the backdrop of Indo-Sino War of 1962. The movie is said to be an adaption of 2015 American film ‘Little Boy’.

The film revolves around two brothers Laxman (Salman Khan) and Bharat Singh Bisht (Sohail Khan). The slow IQ boy Laxman is extremely close to his brother, and is broken down when his brother joins the Army to fight against the Chinese forces in the 1962 Sino-Indian War. It tells how Laxman brings back Bharat home.

The extended weekend, Saturday, Sunday and Monday will surely take ‘Tubelight’ to a new height and set a new box-office record.

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