Tubelight 1st Day Box Office Collection: Salman Khan starrer Tubelight was the biggest release of the year. The film did not have high buzz and hype which is mainly associated with a Salman Khan starrer. Still, a good opening day was always expected due to the presence of megastar. Well, it seems that Tubelight has failed to live up to the expectations. Check out Tubelight collection report for the opening day.
Looking at the early trade trends, Tubelight 1st day collection will be up to 20 crores. A push in the night shows can help it to touch 20 cr but anything under that will be a poor number for such a big film. Stay tuned for more updates.
Tubelight started the day with an average start. The overall occupancy in the morning shows was in the range of 35%. As expected the opening was better in Delhi/NCR and Punjab. Multiplexes opened good and picked up in the noon but could not maintain the momentum in the evening. On the other hand, most of the major circuits like Mumbai, Gujarat, Rajasthan underperformed. In places like West Bengal, the film opened very low. Tubelight box office collection could be half of Raees at places which is shocking.
It was weak in South India which is mainly affected by pre-Eid. But a Telugu film DJ starring Allu Arjun has done well though it also might reach the record numbers for the actor. Even in mass belts, Tubelight was performing way below the mark as it was neck to neck with a smaller film like Badrinath Ki Dulhania. Here it is important to remind that it is pre-Eid period so the film is mainly relying on Delhi/NCR and Punjab which has a good number of high-end multiplexes. However, the big growth was missing in the evening which indicates that word of mouth is not that great. When that happens, the big growth over the weekend becomes doubtful.
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Considering the factors like pre-Eid and mixed reviews, the opening is reasonable. Still, there is hope that Tubelight collection will get a boost during Eid. Generally pre-Eid period is not that bad as compared to pre-Diwali. But Tubelight may have underperformed due to lack of action, romance and macho Salman which are necessary elements to attract his fanbase.
In terms of occupancy, Tubelight opening is the third best after Bahubali 2 and Raees. Tubelight 1st day collection could be the first or second highest opening day of 2017 from Bollywood depending on how it lands in the night shows. The advance booking for tomorrow is average however it is better on Sunday. Tubelight collection will need to show good growth over the weekend for indicating a positive trend. But probably it needs much more than that.
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