Salman Khan’s ‘Tubelight’ collects Rs 21 crore at the box office on day 1

Finally, Salman Khan-starrer ‘Tubelight’ has made it to the theatres and as expected, his fans are going crazy over it. But, perhaps somewhere this much-anticipated film of the superstar is failing to connect with the audience. This can be gauged through the first day collections of this film. According to Box Office India, the film has managed to collect Rs 20.50 to 21 crore nett on its first day. Comparing to the other films of Salman Khan that released during the festive of Eid, the box office collection of ‘Tubelight’ is slightly disappointing. The numbers are not that great as we expected the numbers to be much higher. (Also Read: ‘Tubelight’ movie review: Salman Khan slays it in the emotive drama)

If we take a look at the opening day collections of the superstar’s previous releases, ‘Kick’ had collected Rs 24.97 crore nett, while ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ had collected Rs 26.67 crore nett on day 1. Even both these films were pre-Eid releases.

‘Tubelight’ has done very well in Assam probably due to the local appeal. Talking about other sectors, it has collected Rs 2.78 crore nett in East Punjab which has no pre-Eid factor due to limited Muslim audience.

The opening is below expectations, but we are hoping that collections would turn better by Monday, as Ramzan comes to an end. The first weekend growth is quite crucial for ‘Tubelight’.

‘Tubelight’ is directed by Kabir Khan and it is a war drama co-starring Sohail Khan, Zhu Zhu and child actor Matin Rey Tangu.

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