Pathaan has maintained its strong run in theaters even in the fifth week. The action-spy thriller film has shown an outstanding performance until now. Now, it enjoys its extended run at the box office due to the poor show by other films.

On the other hand, Selfiee sees a bigger decline than expected and it is not going to earn even a decent amount. Now, let’s discuss the box office journey of these two movies in theatres. Pathaan’s 5th Wednesday collection [estimated] and Selfiee Wednesday earnings [expected] will be discussed here.

Pathaan Still Looks Strong at the Box Office

SRK’s Pathaan has proved what it takes to earn success in the theatres. And it has done so by becoming a blockbuster film. Precisely speaking, it is the 25th blockbuster movie in the history of Bollywood.

Surpassing the ₹500 crore mark is something that takes intense effort. You don’t see average films doing so quite often at the box office. Only a balanced film with excellent works in multiple areas manage to do so.

Shahrukh Khan in Pathaan

Pathaan has been a role model for filmmakers to learn the type of films that actually get a positive response from the audience. After its strong run for the first four weeks, it didn’t stop its magical show in the fifth week.

It is evident from its fifth-weekend collections and the 5th-Monday earnings. For the first three days of the fifth week, it earned ₹5.45 crores. And its powerful performance continued on the fourth day as well.

On its 5th Monday, Pathaan just showed a drop of 80% and it collected around ₹80 Lakhs. Showing such a small decline after a long run is commendable and not many films manage to experience it.

The story repeated itself on the next day (the 5th Tuesday) and the film again showed a remarkable performance in theatres. Now, the question is “Will Pathaan’s 5th Wednesday collection be as strong as it was on its previous days?”

Though anything can happen at the box office, it generally isn’t the case with a film like Pathaan. Since the other films are displaying poor performance and there isn’t any new release this week, you can expect it to be on the same line and do well.

So, there will be a minimal drop for Pathaan on its 5th Wednesday and it is expected to earn around ₹60 Lakhs. Until now, the film has collected around ₹7.5 crores in its fifth week. And it is not in the mood to stop anyway!

Selfiee Is Hopelessly Poor in the Theatres

Last week’s release, Selfiee hasn’t given any hint of growth until now. After its poor show over its first weekend, there was some hope that it would not fall badly on the weekdays. However, it didn’t happen and it witnessed a decline of 55% on Monday.

The painful fact is the film has no competition from the new releases and it has the presence of Akshay Kumar. Despite this, it displays a poor show at the box office. Selfiee’s Wednesday collection will also witness a decline and it is expected to earn around ₹90 lakhs.

Akshay Kumar and Mrunal Thakur in Selfie

Clearly, with this type of performance, the film isn’t going to cross even the mark of ₹15 crores in the theatres. Had it been released before the pandemic, the story would have been different. But now, the whole scenario has changed and the audience focuses on the content based on cinematic elements.

I hope this will be a lesson for the filmmakers to realize that it takes a great effort to make a film count in the theaters. Time has changed and the preference of the audience has changed dramatically.

Now, even if a film has a star presence, it would not do well without appealing content. I hope you liked this post and gain a good piece of information from it. I will be back with the new box office update. Until then, keep exploring BOTY and satisfy your quest with the latest content from the film world.

First Published on: 12:20 pm - 1, Mar 2023
Author: author image Piyush Chugh
Piyush Chugh is an established film critic, and Bollywood Trade analyst. He brings to you the latest box office news and collection updates.
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