Box office: Akshay Kumar’s 'Joker' off to a dull start
Low footfalls mar Joker’s chances at box office!
By Aparajita Ghosh
Sat, Sep 01, 2012 08:43:05 GMT
In addition to the unanimous bashing Shirish Kunder’s film Joker has got from the critics, the film failed to take a good start at box office on its opening day.
The film, starring Akshay Kumar (also co-producer), Sonakshi Sinha, Minissha Lamba and Shreyas Talpade, released on 2200 screens but opened to a tepid 10 to 20 percent response in the morning shows at multiplexes though the occupancy did show an upward trend in the evening. The only sliver of hope was a better occupancy at single screen theatres.
As per early estimates, the film’s first day collections stand at around Rs. 4.75 crore to 5 crore. It is one of the lowest collections for any Akshay Kumar film in recent years. Joker will need to show a miraculous surge in the collection on Saturday and Sunday to be able to survive at box office. Otherwise, the film’s doomed to be a flop.