Coronavirus or COVID-19 is one of the worst pandemics, the world is facing. Its effects can be seen in most of the industries, including the entertainment industry. People are warned not to visit highly crowded places. Bollywood films are being delayed due to this reason. Stars are skipping their tours, and shooting locations are being shifted continuously. The box office business of movies is suffering tremendously from the outbreak of the Coronavirus.
‘Baaghi 3’ box office business:
‘Baaghi 3’, which is being starred by Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor, hit the box office on 6th March 2020. At the same time, an outbreak of the Coronavirus began. The film opened its account by a total collection of Rs 17.5 Crore on its first day but was expected to do more. Director Ahmed Khan had said that he expected Baaghi 3 to have a group of 30 Crore but was happy with Friday’s selection given the Coronavirus scare. Upcoming films like ‘Sandeep Aur Pinky Farrar,’ which is starred by Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra, Akshay Kumar’s ‘Sooryavanshi’ will get affected due to this pandemic.
News about other countries:
Film industries in other countries have also been affected due to this pandemic. China and Italy’s theaters are closed. French theaters host only 50% of the available seats, having an audience in alternate rows strictly. Whereas South Korea has seen its worst box office tally in years.
Already analysts have found out that the global film industry is facing a $5 billion loss because of diminished box office revenue and restrictions on production. Actors are prohibited from shooting their scenes in public places to ensure their safety. “I think it’s going to be hit in the way that cruise lines or out-of-home amusements are hit,” Tom Nunan, a lecturer at the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television, said. “I don’t think it is something that is easily replaced.”
So far, many films have been postponed and will hit the box office later this year. The film industry has indeed suffered a lot, but can it return to its original form? Can it bring the faded smiles back? These questions are yet to be answered. At the moment, the safety of people is what matters the most.