The much awaited films – Salman Khan starrer Tubelight and Shah Rukh Khan starrer Jab Harry Met Sejal – failed to set the box office on fire. In this Bollywood Hungama article, we’ll take into account the worldwide collections of both these films and find out which film grossed more.
Tubelight was a grand release on Eid on June 23, directed by Kabir Khan. It never looked like a typical Salman Khan entertainer and hence, it didn’t have a huge opening. But the response was mixed, and more on the negative side. As a result, the collections never became huge even during the day of Eid. The lifetime nett collections of the film in India were Rs. 119.26 cr [gross collections Rs. 165.64 cr.] In overseas, the film collected approx. 7 mil. USD. [Rs. 45.50 cr.]. Tubelight thus grossed approx. Rs. 211.14 cr. worldwide.
Jab Harry Met Sejal, directed by Imtiaz Ali, hit screens on August 4. It didn’t have the advantage of a big holiday, unlike Tubelight, and moreover its response was negative too. Its India collections were around half of Tubelight – the nett collections amounted to Rs. 64.21 cr. [gross collections Rs. 89.18 cr.]. But Jab Harry Met Sejal did better in overseas than Tubelight. It collected approx. 9.50 mil. USD [Rs. 60.88 cr]. Jab Harry Met Sejal grossed Rs. 150.06 cr worldwide.
Therefore Tubelight grossed more worldwide and surpassed Jab Harry Met Sejal by approx. 61 crores. However Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees remains the highest grosser worldwide of 2017 by amassing approx. 281 cr.