It was a moment of concern for all the movie trade experts when two Hollywood biggies were clashing on the same day. We are talking about Baywatch and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales releasing on May 26, and eating into each other's share. Baywatch is an action-comedy, with the box-office booster Dwayne Johnson and youth sensation Zac Efron in the lead, while Indians will be more enthusiastic about the movie being Priyanka Chopra's big Hollywood debut. Meanwhile, its competitor is a biggie - the fifth installment of Johnny Depp's pirate saga that has seen each film of the franchise better the previous one with its box office returns. The fifth movie also received good reviews at the special screening held at the recently held San Diego CinemaCon.
While both the movies will clash in the US on the same day, in India, it has been averted by the makers of Baywatch. A new poster of the movie has been unveiled, which prominently features Dwayne Johnson, Priyanka Chopra and Zac Efron in all their photoshopped glory (seriously, what's with Priyanka's eyes?). However, the interesting part here is the new release date given - June 2, which means the movie has been pushed ahead of its previous release date of May 26. It will now clash with Rajkummar Rao and Shruti Haasan's Behen Hogi Teri. Interestingly, even Behen Hogi Teri was supposed to release on May 26, before it changed the release dates to avoid getting trampled under the competition. So now Johnny Depp will only have to worry about Sachin Tendulkar at the Indian Box Office, as Sachin: A Billion Dreams is also releasing on May 26. Mind you, that's some serious competition for you there, Johnny boy!
And since you are here, check out the new trailer of Baywatch...
Baywatch is directed by Seth Gordon of Horrible Bosses and Pixels fame. The movie also stars Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach, Jon Bass, David Hasselhoff, and Pamela Anderson.
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