Akshay Kumar Delivers Six Back-to-Back Flops In 12 Months
Akshay Kumar’s new release Selfiee is off to a terrible opening at the box office.
Akshay Kumar is having a terrible run at the box office. After a disastrous last year with four back-to-back theatrical releases, the Khiladi was hoping for a turnaround this year. His first release of the year Selfiee was released this Friday. Despite massive promotions, the movie failed to make much pre-release buzz.
The trade was expecting a 7 to 8 Crore opening for the Akshay Kumar starrer which is an official remake of the 2020 Malayalam movie Driving Licence. However, the actual numbers are way below expectations. Selfiee earned only Rs 2.55 Crore on its opening day. It is the lowest opening for an Akshay Kumar movie in the last 10 years. An opening of Rs 2.55 Crore puts a big question mark on Akshay Kumar’s stardom and audience pull.
Well, the Superstar is having a disastrous time at the box office since the release of Sooryavanshi in Nov 2021. Selfiee is Akshay Kumar’s fifth consecutive flop in 12 months. 2022 was a terrible year for him. All four theatrical releases, Bachchan Pandey, Samrat Prithiviraj, Raksha Bandhan and Ram Setu were box-office disasters. His only direct digital release last year, Cuttputli, also received cold responses from viewers and critics.
Akshay Kumar’s much-awaited action comedy movie Bachchan Pandey also tanked at the box office. In fact, it failed to cross the Rs 50 Crore mark.
Budget: Rs 165 Crore
Release Date: 18 March 2022
Lifetime collection in India: Rs 49.9 Crore
The audience completely rejected Akshay Kumar in the role of Samrat Prithviraj.
Budget: Rs 250 Crore
Release Date: 8 June 2022
Lifetime collection in India: Rs 68 Crore
Clashed with Laal Singh Chaddha at the box office, Raksha Bandhan also tanked at the box office despite being released during the festive season. It was Akshay Kumar’s third consecutive disaster of 2022.
Budget: Rs 80 Crore
Release Date: 11 August 2022
Lifetime collection in India: Rs 44.49 Crore
Akshay Kumar’s fourth consecutive theatrical flop of 2022.
Budget: Rs 150 Crore
Release Date: 25 Oct 2022
Lifetime collection in India: Rs 72 Crore
Fast forward to 2023, he again started the year on a terrible note. With an opening of Rs 2.55 Crore, the lifetime numbers of Selfiee will be under Rs 25 Crore and it will be one of the biggest disasters of Bollywood.
One of the biggest reasons for the fall in Akshay Kumar’s box office pull is the frequency of his movies. The general audience, even his fans are fed up with his mediocre movies coming every three months. Most of his movies are not meant for big screens.
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