When ‘Tubelight’ released in theatres during the Eid weekend, the absolute least that the trade expected out of the film was a 200-225 crore grosser. But with the film completing its 10-day run at the box office, ‘Tubelight’ is running on very few shows at multiplexes and the occupancy level for those shows – all across the country – is dismal.
The second weekend collections of a few films in recent times are as follows:
Bahubali 2 (Hindi) – 80.75 crore
Dangal – 73.7 crore
Bajrangi Bhaijaan – 56.1 crore
Sultan – 34.07 crore
Badrinath Ki Dulhania – 17.56 crore
Hindi Medium – 12.14 crore
Tubelight – 8 crore (approx)
The above comparison sums up the disastrous trend of ‘Tubelight’, as the second weekend collections is less than 10% of ‘Bahubali 2 (Hindi)’ and half of ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania’ which was a much smaller film.
The second weekend business of ‘Sultan’ wasn’t excellent last year, the trend wasn’t even close to as good as ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, yet in comparison to the latest Salman Khan Eid release, ‘Sultan’ business was on a different level altogether.
‘Tubelight’ has collected around 115 crore in its first 10 days. It’ll finish with lifetime business in the 120 crore net range, which is just a little better than Jai Ho – the only other under-performing Salman Khan film in the last 7 years.