Salman Khan’s Tubelight hasn't just be a failure at meeting the fans' expectations, but also a huge disappointment for the trade analysts who were expecting it to rake in the moolah.
By now, we all know that that the film has been the slowest in crossing the coveted Rs 100 crore mark.
If reports are to be believed, the Eid release has earned about Rs 114.50 crore, in two weeks of its release. Fans would remember that Shah Rukh Khan’s Fan didn't find huge success either but didn't fail at the pace like that of Tubelight.
With interesting films like MOM, Guest Iin London and Spider-Man: Homecoming releasing on last Friday, Tubelight's collection had to suffer.
Set against the backdrop of the 1962 Sino-Indian war, Tubelight has been directed by Kabir Khan. The film also features Chinese actress Zhu Zhu and the eight-year-old actor Matin Rey Tangu alongside Salman and his brother Sohail Khan. On his film being panned left, right and center by the movie critics, Salman was quoted as saying, "The critics were really good. I was expecting minus 3 and minus 4 but they gave 1, 1.5 apparently, so I am very pleased."
Tubelight's collection is far lesser than what rest of his films earned at the box office in its first week
Sultan- Rs 229.16 Cr
Salman's biggest hit and one of the most successful films of 2016, Sultan featured Salman as a wrestler him as 'Sultan Ali Khan'. He plays his age in the film and dons the role of a guy who is smitten by a more successful female wrestler (Anushka Sharma) and does whatever it takes to win her love. The perfect fusion of a fantastic lover, a caring husband, an aspiring sportsman is something we didn't see the actor pulling off in a long time.
Bajrangi Bhaijaan- Rs 184.62 Cr
'Bajrangi' came as the innocent Hanuman devotee in Bajrangi Bhaijaan, who won sympathy from the audience for his childlike innocence. This was Salman's first step towards shedding his Dabangg avatar and a simple story backed his performance. Loved by the critics and audience alike, the film was one the highest grosser of 2015.
Kick- Rs 164.09 Cr
Salman's appearance as 'Devi Lal Singh' aka 'DEVIL' filled the viewers with much interest and surprise. With Salman's energy and positivity, Kick became a successful hit. Again an Eid release, the film had the perfect dose of Salman's patent swag, and thus despite negative reviews, the film was showered with his fans' love and of course, money.
Ek Tha Tiger- Rs 154.21 Cr
The first collaboration between Salman and Kabir Khan turned out to be a benchmark in Indian box-office. Salman as RAW agent Tiger found a story to his style. Its ear-soothing music, good storyline and 'Tiger's magic made it a hit, giving Salman's fans yet another piece of the pie to relish on.