Joker had a grand release on August 31 with its theatre count crossing 2,200 in India. The movie was expected to start with a bang at the collection centres. But it shockingly opened to a very low response. It registered 20% to 25% occupancy at the single screens across the country in the morning and matinee shows on the first day.
The Shirish Kunder directed movie also had worst beginning at the multiplexes, where it had occupancy ranging between 15% and 20% in the morning and matinee shows on the first day. Reports suggest in many multiplexes, a few shows were cancelled after Joker failed to draw the crowds.
Joker has collected approximately Rs 5 crores at the domestic Box Office on its first day. It is the worst collection that Akshay's films ever had. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, "#Joker Friday numbers are poor in India and international markets. Amongst @akshaykumar's lowest openers."
However, Joker, which has been produced by Akshay Kumar, Shirish Kunder and Farah Khan, has been made with a whopping budget of Rs 50 crore. But its dismal opening has disappointed the makers. If it has to recover its production cost, the movie has to show a big jump in its business on Saturday and Sunday. Stay locked to this space to read its collection reports.