Tubelight might have touched the golden figure of Rs 100 crore, but distributors who had high expectations from Salman Khan’s Eid release are left disappointed. Trade experts are already calling Tubelight – one of the biggest debacles in Salman Khan’s career after Wanted. Considering how Salman Khan’s films perform during Eid, distributors have paid a titanic sum for film’s theatrical rights.
The theatrical rights of Tubelight were sold for Rs 132 crore. It’s also reported that TV and music rights were sold for Rs 55 crore and Rs 38 crore respectively. Girish Johar said that TV and music rights deals would depend on film’s overall box office collection. Distributors who have bought the film’s theatrical rights have lost some money. They can lose around Rs 50-70 crore on the film.
Tubelight has now collected around 115 crore in 10 days. Now, the weekdays of 2nd week have started so the earnings will going further down. It won’t mint much money now and it is in its final phase of box office run. The shows for Tubelight have been reduced very much. In fact, in some multiplexes, the Hollywood film Transformers The Last Knight is getting more shows than Tubelight.
The occupancy for Tubelight in morning and afternoon shows is negligible. With only 5-8% occupancy, the fate of the film is already stated by the audience. Being a working day, the evening and night shows are not going to witness any decent crowd. Tubelight will collect in the range 1-1.5 crore on its 2nd Monday and it will be the same for next 3 days. Salman Khan will try to forget this performance and will look to focus on Tiger Zinda Hai.