Akshay Kumar's latest movie Joker, which received a poor response in India, has also had a bad opening at the overseas Box Office. Trade analysts say that Shirish Kunder directed film has performed worse than Akki's previous flick Rowdy Rathore at the international market on the first day of its release.
Trade expert Taran Adarsh was shocked to see the first day collection figures of this much-hyped film. He tweeted, "#Joker Friday numbers are poor in India and international markets. Amongst @akshaykumar's lowest openers. " He added, "#RowdyRathore was an underperformer in Overseas. #Joker is much much lower than even #RowdyRathore. Just imagine!"
Joker has collected Rs 985,890 (A$ 17,201) from its screening in Australia in two days (Thu A$ 4,317, Fri A$ 12,884). The movie has raked in Rs 346,915 (NZ$ 7,783) from its screening in New Zealand in two days (Thu NZ$ 1,480, Fri NZ$ 6,303). The film has grossed Rs 2,683,197 £ 30,460 at the UK Box Office. It has also done extremely poor business at the USA and UAE collection centres.
However, Rowdy Rathore starring Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha in leads, was a very low opener at the foreign collection centres. It had raked in Rs 2+ crores at the international Box Office on the first day. Now, Joker has received worst response and its first day collection is less than Rs 1.5 crore. The movie has tanked in both India and international market.