Tubelight Day 1 Box Office Opening

Salman Khan’s Tubelight has opened to average response at the box office on Friday morning. The occupancy for the morning shows is fairly good, but compares poorly to almost all Salman Khan films in recent times, including Jai Ho which managed to get a very good initial at mass centres.

The average occupancy at centres that we tracked was a little lower than 35%. At most centres, occupancy-wise, Tubelight has taken the 3rd best opening of the year after S. S. Rajamouli’s Bahubali 2 and Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees (which was involved in a clash, but also released on fewer screens).

As far as the initial is concerned, there were signs all the way through that the hype for a Salman Khan Eid release was missing. The teaser did not get a good response, the trailer was better but when we did the survey in theatres, most weren’t overly excited about the film. To add to it, barring Salman Khan – who himself wasn’t in his usual commercial elements – there was hardly anything in it for the masses.

The level of opening suggests the film could just about manage to cross the 20 crore mark by the end of its first day. To post a bigger number, business has to grow evening onwards, but the reports which are mixed, could stop the film from getting that extra push.

Opening response to Salman Khan films since 2010:

  • Dabangg – Extraordinary / Record Breaking
  • Ready – Excellent
  • Bodyguard – Extraordinary†/ Record Breaking
  • Ek Tha Tiger – Extraordinary†/ Record Breaking
  • Dabangg 2 – Excellent
  • Jai Ho – Very Good
  • Kick – Excellent
  • Bajrangi Bhaijaan – Excellent
  • Prem Ratan Dhan Payo – Extraordinary†/ Record Breaking
  • Sultan – Extraordinary
  • Tubelight – Average


  • Hahaha Raees ko 1st day morning occupancy 55% tha clash ke Baad bhi ir tubelight ka 35% occupancy hai hahahaha kya ho gaya ab box office ke Sultan ko ….Jisko nahi paya occupancy kya hai vo mtlb kitna % seat full tha vo hai ..Mtlb tubelight 35% sirf seat full tha aaj subah or 65% pura seat Khali hahaha ….
    Bahubali 2 ka 85% occupancy tha

  • Kisi ki takleef
    Kisi ki nakamiyabi
    Logo ko apni kamiyabi se zyada achha lagta he.
    Srk n Salman ki films me ye negetivity kuch naya nahi he
    But some guys r so happy jaise unko karoro ka lottery lag gaya he.
    Common guys grown up
    Dekhna he to dekho
    Mat dekhna he to mat dekho
    We always hate salman fans for deir attitude
    N now we r doing even worse.
    Filmein stars ke liye nahi puri unit ke liye achhi ya buri banti he
    Stop this nonsense yaar
    Audience ko decide karne do bhai

  • Dangal non commercial opening 60% occupancy first day 30cr+ on normal friday. Ab bolo lallutards

  • Dangal non commercial opening 60% occupancy in morning shows first day 30cr+ on normal friday. Ab bolo lallutards

  • Hahaha kya hi Sallu fans ..Zameen pe aa Gaye na ..Raees ka morning occupancy 55% tha clash ke Baad bhi or Tubelight 35% occupancy hahahahaha

    Or ab critic ne 2 or 2.5star Dia ..
    Taran Adarsh ne 2 star Dia or kaha disappointing hai bhut

    Bas 2.5 star se upar kisi ne nahi Dia bas toi ko chor ke usne 3 Dia ..toi ne Raees ko 4 Dia tha

  • hahahahahah raees solo release non festive period with clash and only 2600screens result 21cr
    tubelight eid period no other major release no clash and 4300 screens still 20cr ??? it means salman doesnt even have half of the stardom what srk have….! feeling sorry for all salman fans…! today i m very happy..! now max 180cr+ my prediction for lifetime coz the reports are average not good..!

  • ooh dear ! wish it cud’ve been a better opening, really wanted a good start from the film as there r only 3-4 men who r running bollywood ri8 now. its an endearing film, should be watched at least once. i wish for a good or better weekend. At least he tried something different and we must appreciate it.

    #srk fan

  • Just finished the early morning show of TUBELIGHT. Must confess being a BOLLYWOOD movie fan that this one doesnít have its heart at the right place. SALMAN KHAN really doesnít know how to act. Infact ZEESHAN AYYUB has overshadowed him in some scenes. LATE MR. OM PURI is typically brilliant but the movie drags and gets really boring in the second half. U really feel taking a LOO BREAK from this one. SALMAN KHANís acting is the worst ever in this one.

  • Well blockbusters like HSSH, Bajrangi, HAHK, DTPH also had nothing for masses if u think masses like only Dhisoom Dhisoom
    Its a very good opening for #Tubeelight as its Pre Eid
    I think now JHMS should target 20cr
    -It will have 100 times lesser appeal than Tubelight(Urban metro romcom, whereas tubelight is universally appealing like Bajrangi Bhaaijan-which also had no action; tubelight atleast has war)

    -Tubelightís trailer was good. JHMS has no trailer, promos are nightmare

    -Tubelight is hot genre, JHMS is a FLOP DEAD genre
    -Screens and ticket price of TL>>>>>>>>JHMS for sure

    -Kabir khan-the brand name
    Imtiyaaz-the flop name

    -Plus TEPK : Audience will save money for that too, Tubelight has 3 free weeks

  • wohoo
    my below 25CR prediction will be right…@tiger@Anand ? Very soon my lifetime prdction of under250 will come as right!

  • acc to indicine tubelight should easily cross 27 cr on its opening and 300 cr in its lifetime run !!!!!!
    let’s see indicine’s prediction for the so called megastar ???

  • when I asked indicine which film will take bigger opening Tubelight or JHMS and indicine sir said it should be tubelight.
    let’s see ??





  • @indicine, what has happened to your site ??? why there’s no like and dislike option.
    will u fix this or no ???

  • Actually opening is very good considering all the factors (like non holiday, pre Eid etc). Salman se bumper openings ki aadat ho gayi hai…Thatís why it looks average.

  • Tubelight will be reckoned as beginning of done fall of Salman khan whose carrier was blinking through out with ups and downs though last few years undoubtedly turned best and exceptional for him but this is disaster and u can quote him Rajesh khanna now

  • Pan India megastar? Or Paan ki Dukaan megastar?
    And talking about popular face?? Have a look at these bumper openers:
    -3 idiots(Did it have any massy element?)
    -Main Hoo Naa

    Aur kuch excuses?

  • Is it i am in dream..i can not believe salman film can open to average occupancy..yes hype was missing..and i was desparetly waiting for the movie..but trailer dissapoint yes ther is SRK but will skip it..All the best tubelight will do great on eid day.

  • Salman ki batti gul….
    where are those dogs
    who were barking before tubelight release and were saying that it will cross 400cr ?
    The makers were overexcited due to the presence of Salman khan,they thought that he is bigger than the film and gave very wide release,there was no need to give this much screens when you knew that the movie has average promos and less commercial elements.
    @indicine were calling him the megastar,
    now use the same word… wat happen ??
    Listen no one is bigger than a movie…if it will carry good commerciality,it will open good enough.
    Salman is smaller than the film
    hahahaaa? too much fun……

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