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


  • Bring on TEPK and Baadshaho now and forget about ??????. Audience are tired of copy flicks of hollywood movies and some insane repeated masala movies.
    Only Aamir among the 3 khans always used his acting talent to scale through.
    Raees with clash is going to beat solo released Megastar ??????. ??

  • I think they tried to recreate the success of Bajrangi bhaijaan a bit too much and failed to do so in the end.
    Anyway, best of luck to them!

  • Just watched movie its very beautiful movie after BB yes acting wise after its equal tere naam performance , yesss salman khan did it as actor , sohail,zhu zhu, om puri n cute little friend of laxman ‘Matin Rey Tangu’

    & srk also what u need extra

    3.5 out 5

    BB is better but u want acting of salman then go Tubelight with ur family.

    most imp. whose family member / brother in army plzzz watch it this for u guys,

    salman khan real prem of bollywood.

  • Ho gaya Satyanaash. First flop for Salman.
    Every1 is blaming Kabir Khan. Glad Hrithik stay away from Kabir though Kabir was eager to sign Hrithik for some other project post Bajrangi Bhaijaan.
    Ashutosh Gowariker ( Mohenjodaro ) , Aditya Chopra ( Befikre ) and now Kabir Khan ( Tubelight ) . Big directors are proving every1 wrong.
    On the other side , Ali Zafar ( Sultan ) , Sanjay Gupta ( Kaabil ) .
    I hope Raju Hirani wont continue trend of proving eveey1 wrong

  • Regardless of the average reviews…i will see Tubelight at least once on Eid (Saturday) in Qatar.

    Eid Mubarak to All.

  • I gave shit for ali for being gundays director and writer. And praised Kabir for director and writer…. what a fucking twist…. 230cr max for tubelight…

  • Shaw to that per taken an his hai ki Bhai aap acting jyada mat karo after bahubali every big star need to do some Hindu stuff

  • As expected… Trailer failed to generate the buzz… Also its very much matching to Little boy… Means after copying tollywood, salman has sets his eyes on copying Hollywood which didn’t go well with audience… Still lifetime will be probably between 200-250 crores which looks very dull in front of bahubali and dangal.

  • Wtf average? Excuses will be pre ramzan!!! Thats gna be BS cuz what bahubali 2 did prove it doesnt matter

  • Film needs 250 cr to be a hit and holiday comes on Monday which means WOM will already be taken into consideration… With such a low opening (low for a superstar) and mixed to negative reviews, WOM better be excellent otherwise it will be the 1st flop of the deccade for Salman.

  • @Indicine kindly post the average review of tubelight of all critics. it is less than 2*
    You gave it 3* at your choice. But please warn the audiences going to watch tubelight and save them who are planning to watch tubelight by posting the article on average critics reviews of tubelight.

  • you are a bigger lier indicine this movie will finish below 150cr biggest flop budgest is 100 cr without salman khan fee , you guys are the one who said he is taking 60-70 cr added that 180 cr budget to be called a hit is 200 cr

  • to be honest , i am fan of no body but still SRK is uppar head for stardom . salman movie work becasue of eid and SRK even his bad phase he dare to clash with superstars .

  • why bollywood runs for box office appreciate a good film maybe tubelight didn’t match expectation but try to appreciate salmans effort you won’t get good result all the time

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