This weekend, “Baywatch” was projected to gross over $40 million at the global box office. Unfortunately, the film has not been able to beat out “Pirates 5” and the new “Alien” film. Priyanka Chopra and Dwayne Johnson starred “Baywatch” released in Asia on Friday, and is reportedly one of the major flops of the year. The film could gross only $23 million so far from both local and overseas markets, including China, the United States, Canada, England, Japan, and India.

‘Baywatch’ at the box office

Early reactions to “Baywatch” were entirely satisfactory.

Despite its powerful marketing campaigns and international promotions, the film could not impress critics and audiences. “Pirates 5,” on the other hand, is doing a decent business and is likely to gross over $800 million during its theoretical run. “Baywatch” will hardly make up to $400 million during its theoretical run, so it’s going to be a major disaster of Priyanka Chopra’s career.

Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron play two mismatched lifeguards in this film, while Seth Gordon has served as a director. The film also stars Pamela Anderson, Kelly Rohrbach, and Alexandra Daddario. All cast members actively participated in film promotions. Priyanka Chopra mainly promoted her Hollywood debut “Baywatch” through official Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts.

Dwayne Johnson, on the other hand, regularly uploaded new movie posters and clips on official Twitter to create excitement among fans.

Despite all these efforts, the film could not impress the global audiences. “Baywatch” is an adaptation of a famous Nineties series of the same name, featuring David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson.

The world premiere of the film took place in London a few days ago; it was released in Germany, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and China on the same day.

What’s next?

On Friday, “Baywatch” released amidst competitions like “Dear Maya” and “Wonder Woman.” Those films could get lesser screen counts both in China and India.

Also, Priyanka Chopra’s latest project has not received satisfactory comments from critics and audiences. Even in North America, this film could not break the records of “Pirates 5,” “Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2” and “Beauty and the Beast.” Though it’s too early to predict whether “Baywatch” will gross over $500 million at the box office or not, we feel that this film will hardly make up to $400 million.

Priyanka Chopra managed to shine in the United States with her “Quantico” appearance, but it seems that her Hollywood debut won’t leave a good impression on our minds. The R-rated action comedy combines Dwayne and Zac like big stars; still, it is receiving negative comments from reviewers.