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Salman Khan’s Tubelight earns Rs 64.77 cr in the opening weekend, fails to break Sultan, Bajrangi Bhaijaan records

Salman Khan's film Tubelight earned Rs 64.77 cr in the opening weekend, but couldn't beat the records of Sultan and Bajrangi Bhaijaan.

India TV Entertainment Desk, New Delhi [Published on:26 Jun 2017, 1:24 PM IST]
Salman Khan, Zhu Zhu
Salman Khan with Tubelight actress Zhu Zhu

Salman Khan’s much awaited Kabir Khan directorial Tubelight starring Sohail Khan, Chinese actress Zhu Zhu and child artist Matin Rey Tangu, has already hit theatres, but the film failed to receive the expected response in its opening weekends. 

Salman’s film made a box office collection of Rs 64.77 crore in its opening weekends, stated the movie critic and business analysts, Taran Adarsh. Tubelight received a slow start, which is usually not expected from Salman’s films. Tubelight even failed to beat Salman’s previous films that is Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Sultan’s opening weekends collection record.

According to Taran’s report, Salman’s 2015 blockbuster hit Bajrangi Bhaijaan starring Kareena Kapoor Khan earned Rs 102.60 cr in its opening weekend. 

Meanwhile, Sultan featuring Anushka Sharma in lead role earned Rs 105.53 cr in its opening weekends. Both Sultan and Bajrangi Bhaijaan’s box office collection was higher than Tubelight's opening weekend collection. Although, Tubelight couldn’t manage to attract much crowd on first and second day but a slight increase in the number of audience was noted on Sunday.

And it is expected that film will pick on Monday that is on Ed festival. Salman’s film was made with a budget of Rs 100 crore. And according to the reports of the Forbes NH Studios has paid as much as Rs 132 crore to get the theatrical rights of Tubelight in the domestic market. Salman’s film was released on 4350 screens in India while it was released on 1200 screens in the overseas market.