Salman Khan's last two Eid releases, Sultan (2016) and Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015), crossed Rs 300 crore at the box office.
The fortunes of Salman Khan's Tubelight seem to be growing dimmer by the day. Not only did it fail to impress critics, but Salman's fans were also less accepting of their beloved 'Bhai' in a non-macho avatar. As per early estimates, the film raked in Rs 5 crore on Sunday.
Given that earning Rs 200 crore is no big deal for a Salman Khan film releasing on Eid, Tubelight has proved to be a damp squib. It took twice as long as his last release, Sultan, to enter the Rs 100-crore club, and has been on a downward spiral ever since.
Tubelight, directed by Kabir Khan, is an official remake of the 2015 American war drama Little Boy. It traces the story of two brothers, played by Salman and Sohail Khan, in the backdrop of the 1962 Sino-Indian War.
Tubelight also features Zhu Zhu, Matin Rey Tangu and late actor Om Puri in pivotal roles. The film has till Friday to run uncontested by any other big Bollywood release, before Sridevi-starrer Mom hits the theatres on July 7.