Month of release, and both the big Bollywood films that subsequently debuted in theaters flopped, giving the YRF action thriller even more room to spread its wings. After Karthik Aaryan’s Prince, now it’s Akshay Kumar’s Selfie turn to make a splash at the box office.
According to industry tracker Sakanlik, the film is estimated to have collected a mere Rs 1.1 crore on its fifth day of release, Tuesday. The film’s total domestic collection now stands at Rs 12.7 crore in five days, easily Akshay Kumar’s worst performance in over a decade. Even the actor’s 2021 film Bell Bottom, which was released at the height of the pandemic, fared better. It earned Rs 1.95 crore on its fifth day of release.
Akshay has four back-to-back theatrical flops in 2020, but each of them — Samrat Prithviraj, Raksha Bandhan, Ram Sethu and Bachchan Pandey — ultimately did better than Selfie, which also stars Emraan Hashmi in a pivotal role. are Akshay admitted in a recent chat that he has to go back to the drawing board as he prepares the next phase of his career. In an interview with Aaj Tak, he took full responsibility for the failure of his films, saying, “Audiences have changed, you need to change, you need to get over yourself. You Have to start again because the audience needs to see something else.
On the other hand, SRK saw a much-needed career revival with Pathan. The film is estimated to have earned Rs 80 lakh on its 35th day in theaters. Directed by Siddharth Anand, Banipathan has earned Rs 526 crore in India and Rs 1022 crore worldwide. The Hindi collection of the film is Rs 508 crore. The film is on track to surpass Baahubali 2: 511 crore all-time record in Hindi language.
But now it is clear that Pathan’s success did not mark a return to form for Bollywood, but only Shah Rukh. Despite the presence of big stars with both Prince and Selfie, it’s up to Ranbir Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor’s Makkar in Tu Jhothi to add some energy to the box office on March 8.