We know all about Salman Khan and his connection with Eid. Every year, we see him release a film during this festival, and earn a lot of moolah at the box office. But this year, the tale is something different. Tubelight, which hit the theatres has managed to collect Rs 64.77 crore at the domestic box office over the first weekend. And though it’s an impressive amount, but unfortunately, Salman didn’t manage to beat his own records that he created with his previous Eid releases. Also Read - Pavitra Punia Gets Evicted From Bigg Boss 14 After Jaan Kumar Sanu?
His first Eid release was Bodyguard (2011), which collected Rs 88.75 crore over the weekend. This one had an advantage as the film released on a Wednesday instead of Friday. Then came Ek Tha Tiger (2012), which also released on a Wednesday. The film that starred Katrina Kaif as the female lead managed to earn Rs 100.16 crore by the end of first weekend. Kick, which released in 2014 earned Rs. 83.83 crore during the weekend. Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015) and Sultan (2016) earned Rs 102.60 and 105.53 crore respectively over the weekend. So you see, Tubelight’s weekend collections are marginally low when compared to his above mentioned Eid releases. And the negative reviews that the Kabir Khan directorial has got play a major role here. ALSO READ: Salman Khan’s films have played a major role in changing his image in the public eye Also Read - Deepika Padukone Reunites With Shah Rukh Khan For Pathan, To Start Shooting Today
Today is Eid, so there is some growth that is expected in the box office collections of Tubelight. All we can do is just wait and watch if it will manage to collect atleast a decent amount of money by the end of the day. Also Read - Jaan Kumar Sanu's Statements on Father Kumar Sanu And Rahul Vaidya After Eviction From Bigg Boss 14
Our in-house critic Smrity Sharma in her 3.5 star review wrote, “Salman Khan delivers one of his best performances till date as the gullible, vulnerable Laxman Singh Bisht. He is so convincing in the emotional scenes that you will feel his pain and if not moved enough to cry, you’d certainly be left with a lump in your throat.” However, she added, “The film gets predictable at many crucial points, and even though there is a master twist in the second half, you know what to expect. Also, the director went a little OTT with the ‘Yakeen’ part. I won’t be surprised to find memes about the same once the film hits screens.”