Box Office Verdict


Tubelight Box Office Verdict: Hit or Flop: Salman Khan’s latest release Tubelight has failed at the box office. The film will cause heavy losses to the distributors and exhibitors. In this report, we are going to check out the economics of the film.

Tubelight was made on the budget of 100 crores excluding Salman Khan’s fee. Another 55 cores can be added as his market value. The producer sold the Indian theatrical rights at a massive amount of 132 crores. Digital rights of the film were sold at a record price too. So the pre-release recovery was phenomenal. (It can go further high as recovery from some sources is not added yet)


  • Production Cost: 80 cr
  • P&A: 20 cr
  • Total: 100 cr


  • All India Theatrical Rights: 134 cr
  • Satellite and Digital Rights: 92 cr
  • Music Rights: 20 cr
  • Overseas Rights: 38 cr
  • Total: 284 cr

Now it is clear that producers have already earned heavy profits from the film. However, distributors are going to lose a huge amount as the recovery could be less than 70 crores. Some of the individual distributors may have lost the income of their lifetime and some will have to shut down their business forever. In overseas, things are worse as the lifetime collection will not even touch $10 million.

Overall Tubelight is a flop in India and disaster in overseas. Salman Khan has earned huge profits from the film so he can compensate the distributors just like SRK did during the release of Dilwale.

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