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Tubelight Box Office Collection Day 1: Salman Khan fails to break his own 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' record as movie earns 21.50 crore on opening

Salman Khan's Tubelight is the second best opening after Raees, which released in January this year.
Reshu Manglik New Delhi June 24, 2017 14:13 IST
Reshu Manglik

This Friday, Kabir Khan directorial ‘Tubelight’ was released. The much anticipated Salman Khan movie didn’t manage to garner positive reviews from the audience as well as critics. But the box office numbers are quite impressive, being the second-best opening of the year after Raees, which released in January this year. Popular film critic Taran Adarsh tweeted the first day collection of Tubelight along with the opening day earnings of Salman Khan’s previous ventures. Although, the graph shows a declining trend, but the box office numbers are expected to observe a surge post Eid, next week. 
Here’s what he tweeted: 

Looking at the opening day numbers of Salman’s previous films, Sultan still remains the best opening film in five years. If the trends were to be believed, Tubelight can be clearly seen as Salman Khan’s lowest opening among his last five ventures. The opening day collection is 50 per cent lesser than Baahubali: The Conclusion, despite the fact that Tubelight got 100 screens surplus than S.S. Rajamouli Magnum Opus. But the trade analysts predict the numbers to cross 300-crore, as the box office numbers will see an upward trend after the Eid festivities, which are falling coming Monday. 

Read the full review here: Tubelight movie review: Little Matin Rey Tangu outshines Salman Khan with his innocence

Will Tubelight live up to the expectations? 

As Salman Khan is one of the most loved Bollywood actors of all time, fans have been expecting humongously from Kabir Khan's Tubelight. With the lukewarm responses from the critics, the question arises, whether the flick will manage to live up to our expectations or not? The answer is positive, owing to the upcoming festive season of Eid next week. Plus, the fan following of Salman Khan is definitely rooting up for the film, hoping to see Salman Khan in a non-machoistic avatar. There's no doubt that the film is no less than a visual treat for Salman Khan fans. It's not any other Salman Khan movie which viewers were expecting. No fights, no body-flaunting, only true emotions. Salman Khan himself claimed that Tubelight will make even the least sentimental of all, to cry. For the final verdict, we have to wait till the next week and see, if Tubelight managed to live up to our expectations or not. 

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