Salman Khan’s Tubelight is one of the most awaited of this year. It will hit the big screens on 23 June 2017. He has been ruling the box office for the last ten years. His last 10 movies have crossed 100 crores mark at the domestic box office. Salman Khan’s last two Eid releases, Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015) and Sultan (2016) earned 300+ crores in India and the same is expected from Kabir Khan’s Tubelight.
Directed by Kabir Khan, Tubelight is set in 1962 during Sino-Indian war. Along with Salman Khan in a lead role, it stars Sohail Khan, Chinese actress Zhu Zhu, Matin Rey Tangu, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Om Puri in crucial supporting roles and also has Shahrukh Khan in a cameo appearance. Advance booking for the movie has already been started and as expected it is witnessing outstanding pre-release response on ticket windows.
Salman Khan’s Tubelight takes the similar start as expected, then it would become the biggest opener of the year in Bollywood and second biggest in Hindi Cinema. On Monday due to Eid, it could go past 40 crores. Official ticketing partner Paytm also expects the movie to be one of the highest grossers of 2017. Considering Salman’s track record on EID, we can expect Tubelight to take a solid opening in the range of 25 to 30 crores.
The movie has been made on a budget of around 100 crores including the promotion and advertising cost. If the content turns out to be good, there are strong chances that Tubelight will become Salman Khan’s third 300 crore movie after Sultan and Bajrangi Bhaijaan. With great pre-release buzz, high screen count and huge stardom of Salman Khan, it won’t be difficult for Tubelight to take impressive opening of around 25 – 30 crores across India. It could be higher but due to Ramzaan, Muslim audience won’t be able to watch the movie before Eid.