The second weekend of Tubelight is through and the collections so far have not shown any sign of improvement. The film couldn’t leverage from an open stage either and that has resulted in the 10 day total of just Rs. 116 crore*. This is very poor as at the bare minimum one had expected this to be the number that would have come in after the four day extended Eid weekend!
In the process, the film has now collected in the same range as the lifetime of Jolly LLB 2 [Rs. 117 crore] and Badrinath Ki Dulhania [Rs. 116.86 crore]. However, this doesn’t say much because while the Akshay Kumar starrer (excluding the superstar’s fee) was made at less than 25% budget of Tubelight, the Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt film was less than 50% cost (all inclusive). Still, these two films emerged as clean hits whereas Tubelight has lost around 50% of the investment that many distributors had made.
The numbers would just about trickle in for rest of the week and one sees only around Rs. 6-7 crore more getting added to the overall total this week. As things stand today, the lifetime total would be around Rs. 130 crore mark and that’s about it.
As for last Friday release Ek Haseena Thi Ek Deewana Tha, the film has emerged as a theatrical disaster as the collections couldn’t even go past the 1 crore mark.
*Estimates. Final numbers awaited