Salman Khan’s film continues its disappointing streak
Salman Khan’s film Tubelight is touching a new low with each day passing by. The film which was anticipated to be a hit of this year, just like Salman’s last two films, Sultan and Bajrangi Bhaijaan, has not even managed to mint Rs 100 crore at the box office, despite six days of business. This is perhaps the only film in last one decade which failed to perform even after being an Eid release. In fact, a few dailies have reported that multiplexes might take down the shows because of poor occupancy, while single screens remain unaffected.
Bollywoodlife.com quotes Manoj Desai, film distributor, who revealed, “Tubelight has had poor collections. I have heard several shows have been cancelled at various multiplexes across India, but in my cinemas and many other single screens, there has been no effect. Yes, the collections have been poor, but the film is being showcased and we haven’t had to cancel any shows.”
On Wednesday, the film’s collection dropped further and it could only mint Rs 5.75 crore, taking its total collection to Rs 99 crore in five days. According to a report of Box Office India, the Kabir Khan directorial failed to attract movie buffs to the ticket counters and witnessed a 50% drop in the collection.
Earlier, trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the collection of the film till Tuesday, “#Tubelight Fri 21.15 cr, Sat 21.17 cr, Sun 22.45 cr, Mon 19.09 cr [Eid], Tue 12 cr. Total: ₹ 95.86 cr. India biz.”
#Tubelight Fri 21.15 cr, Sat 21.17 cr, Sun 22.45 cr, Mon 19.09 cr [Eid], Tue 12 cr. Total: ₹ 95.86 cr. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 28, 2017