Mumbai: Salman Khan’s Eid release “Tubelight” has earned Rs 64.77 crore in three days, but the film failed to cross the coveted “100 crore” mark at the box office.
Directed by Kabir Khan, “Tubelight” minted Rs 21.15 crore on opening day, Rs 21.17 crore on Saturday and Rs 22.45 crore on day three, Sunday. After a long time, a Salman Khan film has not managed to create any box office records as both “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” and “Sultan” earned 100 crore plus in the opening weekend. “Sultan” made Rs 105.11 crore on in the first three days of its release last Eid, while “Bajrangi…” earned Rs 102.6 crore.
“Tubelight”, which is the third collaboration between Salman and Kabir after “Ek Tha Tiger” and “Bajrangi…”, opened to mixed reviews on Friday June 23. While the ‘Salman Khan films’ generally open with housefull shows, “Tubelight” saw only 35 to 70 percent occupancy.
Produced by Salman and his mother Salma Khan under their banner SKF films, the movie also stars Sohail Khan, Om Puri, Chinese actress Zhu Zhu, and child actor Matin Rey Tangu.