- Salman's Tubelight made exact Rs 64.77 on the opening weekend
- Eid business is expected to bolster the figures
- Most critics have reviewed Tubelight unfavourably
#Tubelight Fri 21.15 cr, Sat 21.17 cr, Sun 22.45 cr. Total: 64.77 cr. India biz... Eid festivities should boost biz today tomorrow.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 26, 2017
Box Office India reports that Tubelight has managed 2017's second biggest opening after the majestic Baahubali 2. This means little in a revenue-impoverished year, particularly when you consider that Tubelight is an extremely distant second and at just half of what the top earner managed - Box Office India reports Baahubali 2's net opening figure as over Rs 127 crore.
Eid has traditionally paid rich dividends for Salman Khan and Taran Adarsh presents the numbers of the last six Eid releases as below - Tubelight made the poorest showing:
#Tubelight will have an awesome weekend extended weekend [Eid festivities]... Will it touch 300 cr, 400 cr, 500 cr? I doubt!— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 23, 2017
Tubelight, loosely based on the Hollywood film Little Boy, is directed by Kabir Khan and co-stars Salman's brother Sohail Khan, Chinese actress Zhu Zhu, Arunachali child artiste Matin Rey Tangu, and late actor Om Puri in his last role. The events of the film are set in 1962 and take place after Sohail's character Bharat, reel-life brother of Salman's Laxman, goes off to fight in the war against China. Laxman, the village idiot, embarks on a search to find his brother.