Official: Tubelight Screen Count, Budget, Box Office Economics & Analysis

Tubelight 6th Day Collection: Becomes Salman Khan's 11th Consecutive 100 Crore Grosser

The most awaited Bollywood movie of the year, Salman Khan’s Tubelight is releasing today. Directed by Kabir Khan, the movie star Salman Khan, Sohail Khan, Om Puri and Chinese actress Zhu Zhu. Tubelight is Salman and Kabir’s third film together after super successful Ek Tha Tiger and Bajrangi Bhaijaan. Let’s have a look at Tubelight screen count, budget and box office economics.

Tubelight Budget

The budget of Tubelight including the promotion and advertising cost is estimated to be around 100 crores. If we include Salman Khan’s fee which is estimated to be around 60 crores then the total budget of the movie will be around 160 crores.

Tubelight Screen Count

Tubelight will be the widest Bollywood release in terms of screens. As per data shared by Taran Adarsh, the movie is releasing on 4350 screens in India. Talking about the distribution of screens, 50% screens are allocated to metros and multiplexes while other 50% will be shared by mass centres. It will beat the screen count of last year blockbuster releases, Dangal (4250) and Sultan (4350).

The makers were looking to release the movie in 50+ countries. But it is not releasing in China and Pakistan. In the overseas market, the movie is releasing on around 1200 screens.

Read: Tubeight box office prediction

Tubelight Box Office Economics

Tubelight is already a profitable venture for the makers as it has recovered around 250+ crores before release. The theatrical rights of the movie have been sold to NH Studioz for the record price of 132 crores. The music and overseas rights have also been sold for the record price. Let’s have a look at economics:

  • Satellite Rights: 55 to 60 crores (Salman Khan’s fee)
  • Music rights: 20 crores
  • All India Distribution Rights: 132 crores (NH Studioz)
  • Overseas Distribution Rights: 38 crores (YRF and others)
  • Digital and other rights: 30 crores (approx.)
  • Total recovery before release: 280 crores

Tubelight Box Office Analysis

Tubelight is not a typical Salman Khan film. It is not a kind of film which can set the box office on fire from the word go. Tubelight looks like a film with emotional quotient. If accepted, this kind of film can make it huge in a long run. We can compare Tubelight with Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Aamir Khan films like Dangal and PK.

The buzz of the movie has reached its peak before release. Considering that 23 June 2017 is a normal day, a 25 crore opening will be considered a good start for the film. The movie is expected to grow big after the first weekend.



Salman Khan, Sohail Khan, Zhu Zhu, Om Puri
Kabir Khan
Salman Khan Films
Release Date
23 June 2017
Run Time
136 min
160 crores (including Salman’s fee)
Screen Count
4350 screens
Expected Opening Day Occupancy
65% to 70%

What are your expectations from Tubelight? Share your views with us in the comments section.


  1. ha is this fake khan star power . they do not have guts to release their film in 2500 to 3000 screen. if they
    there stardom became fuse.


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