Tubelight has broken this Baahubali 2 record even before it’s release
SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali: The Conclusion, upon its release on April 28, shattered several pre-existing records in Indian cinema. The movie’s Hindi version alone has went well past Rs 500 crores and is already the highest grosser in Bollywood.
With Salman Khan’s much awaited movie Tubelight gearing up for release, talks are already on about it’s chances of toppling Baahubali 2. In what looks like the first of many to come, Tubelight has achieved the record of being the biggest ever release in India.
The SS Rajamouli directorial Baahubali 2 had released in around 9000 screens worldwide, with 6500 of it being in India. The movie also had 1100 screens in the US and 180 in Canada. Salman Khan’s Tubelight has bettered this record by getting around 9500-10000 screens worldwide. In India, the screen count remains the same with 6500 but it will get 330 screens in the US and 215 screens in UK alone. Tubelight will also be released in over 50 countries at the same time.
Tubelight is Salman Khan’s third movie with director Kabir Khan, after the blockbuster films Ek Tha Tiger (2012) and Bhajrangi Bhaijaan (2015). Tubelight is the official adaptation of the movie Little Boy. The movie is set against the backdrop of the 1962 Indo-Sino War. It will deal with the sufferings of residents at the time of the war period. Salman Khan’s brother Sohail Khan is playing a pivotal character in this movie. Another major highlight of Tubelight is Badshah Shah Rukh Khan’s cameo role. The movie is all set to hit theatres this Eid on June 23.
With Tubelight getting a bigger release than Baahubali 2, all eyes are now on the inital box office returns. Salman Khan with his massive fan base, that is spread all across the country, is certainly a threat for Baahubali 2’s box office records.