Selfiee, starring Akshay Kumar, Emraan Hashmi, Nushratt Bharuccha, and Diana Penty, and directed by Raj Mehta, had a terrible first weekend. Neither advance ticket sales nor opening-day receipts were particularly strong for the film. Despite the fact that the release of Bell Bottom was hampered by COVID-19, Selfiee was released when theatres. Fully operational and the box office was returning to normal, so the low opening is concerning. This is the lowest opening weekend and total gross for any of the film’s other stars. Akshay Kumar has never seen anything like this. The film’s opening weekend took in only about Rs 2–2.5 crores nett. It doesn’t look like it can drop any further. Although, as I said before, we are never more than a week away from a shocking and unexpected turn of events on a Friday.
Selfiee shocking first-day earnings have sent shockwaves through the Hindi film industry
Considering the film’s poor opening and mixed reviews. It’s hard to imagine “Selfiee” earning a respectable sum at the box office. The box office failure of “Selfiee” has shocked the film industry to its core. Unfortunately, the film’s opening weekend receipts were so low because of the promotions. There were successful in terms of quantity but not quality. Although it may come as a surprise, Pathaan continues to draw in new viewers on its 31st day. Theatres across India and the rest of the world.
It wouldn’t be surprising at all if the movie’s worldwide total was on Day 31. Higher than Selfiee on Day 1. If a reputable actor like Akshay Kumar is in a commercial movie zone. Audiences on the first day, how can we expect lesser-known and less dependent actors to secure an opening for their films? This is the sad reality that has been revealed by today’s box office collections in the Hindi movie industry.
Today’s movies are receiving a wildly enthusiastic response at the box office
The budget for Selfiee was enormous, and it starred a number of A-list actors. It’s unclear whether bad timing was to blame or if there were other factors at play. It’s safe to say that moviegoers have begun to draw lines in the sand between the films they want to see in theatres and the ones they’re willing to wait for and watch at home on their digital devices on their own time. Currently, there isn’t a single movie out there that’s receiving a lukewarm response at the box office.
Either the film is a smashing success and stays in theatres for weeks, or it begins to show its age on opening day. The situation is not likely to improve anytime soon, what with streaming giants not offering the same lucrative deals they did to producers during the lockdown and satellite rights also decreasing from their previous highs. Selfiee is still incredibly fortunate to have two weeks at the box office to itself before Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar’s release.