Shirish Kunder's latest movie Joker has turned out to be the biggest disaster at the overseas Box Office. The first weekend collection of Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha starrer is not even half of what Akki's previous movies like Housefull 2 and Rowdy Rathore had collected at the international market. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh says its opening weekend figures are lower than some of the biggest flops in overseas.
Joker has collected Rs 74.08 lakhs (£84,180) from 60 screens at the UK Box Office in the opening weekend. Its collection seems to be very low before that of Akshay Kumar's previous movies Housefull 2 and Rowdy Rathore, which had raked in £3,96,528 and £1,45,541 from 58 and 60 screens, respectively, in the country.
Housefull 2 and Rowdy Rathore had grossed $8,47,132 and $3,81,784, respectively, at the USA Box Office in their opening weekends. Whereas, Joker has collected Rs 56.09 lakhs ($1,01,000) from 74 screens in the country in its first weekend. It has even been overtaken by Ek Tha Tiger, which has raked in $1,52,158 from 71 screens in its third weekend.
Housefull 2 and Rowdy Rathore had scored A$2,39,352 and A$91,366, respectively, at the Australia Box Office in their opening weekends. Now, Joker has collected Rs. 25.05 lakhs (A$44,030) from 14 screens in the country.
Joker has collected NZ$19,313 (Rs 8.57 lakhs) from 9 screens at the New Zealand Box-Office in its opening weekend. In this country too, Akshay-Sonakshi starrer has failed to come near the collections of Housefull 2 and Rowdy Rathore, which had raked in NZ$1,12,269 and NZ$42,125, respectively, in the country.
Interestingly, Joker has done good business at the Fiji Box Office. The film has collected Rs 11.79 lakhs (FJD 38,289) from 2 screens in its opening weekend. Although it has beaten the collection of Rowdy Rathore (FJD 42,283), it remains to be a matter of pride for the producer of the movie.