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Shirish Kunder's second directorial venture "Joker" has not received a positive response at the box office, and might not stay in theatres for more than a week, according to trade pundits.

Monday, September 03, 2012 | 5:42:32 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Shirish Kunder's second directorial venture "Joker" has not received a positive response at the box office, and might not stay in theatres for more than a week, according to trade pundits.

"Joker", starring Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha, released Aug 31. Despite lot of innovative publicity campaigns, the film, centred around the theme of extra-terrestrials, is said to have collected only a little over Rs.15 crore in its opening weekend.

"'Joker' has done very bad business. In three days, the film must have collected approximately Rs.15 crore from all over India. The film shall hardly run for a week, not more than that," Rajesh Thadani of Multimedia Combines, told IANS.

Trade guru Taran Adarsh tweeted: "'Joker' collected approximately Rs.15.50 crore to 15.75 crore nett in weekend 1. Breakup: Friday Rs.5 crore, Saturday Rs.4.75 crore, Sunday Rs.5.75 crore to Rs.6 crore. Disappointment!"

In Rajasthan, the film has done very dull business, said Sunil Bansal of Yash Raj Jai Pictures Pvt Ltd.

"It has hardly managed collections of around 30 to 35 percent in three days. Today morning, it had fallen down drastically," Bansal, Rajasthan-based distributor, told IANS.

According to another source, the movie collected only Rs.3.25 crore from New Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, and from Punjab, it managed to mint Rs.1.35 crore in the opening weekend.

"The film will hardly survive for a week," added the source.

Kunder's last release was the 2006 film "Jaan E Mann", which did average business.

In the meantime, Kunder has also announced he is no longer directing Salman Khan-starrer "Kick". Producer Sajid Nadiadwala has donned the director's hat for it now.


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Posted on: 04 September 2012 at 2:17am
haha knew it, it is really time he grw up

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Posted on: 03 September 2012 at 6:24pm
Dull is not the word. Highly overrated story :@

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Posted on: 03 September 2012 at 2:08pm
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Exactly. Such a talented actor. He's funny too!

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Posted on: 03 September 2012 at 1:25pm
Problem with Akki.. doesn't have film choosing sense.

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Posted on: 03 September 2012 at 12:28pm
expected... Akki is such brilliant actor why he chooses to do such crappy movies ??? LOL

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Posted on: 03 September 2012 at 11:11am
I really feel sorry for Akki!
The brilliant actor is not getting his due bcoz of such crappy movies!

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Posted on: 03 September 2012 at 11:01am
sirf south ki flimein ya phir style copy karke hi bollywood mein aaj kal films hit hoti hain...baki sab kuch aise hi flop hoga...bollywood is totally dependent on tollywood these days

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Posted on: 03 September 2012 at 9:45am
it collected 15 crores!!!honestly!?
the movie looked crappy from the very first look!...pity those people who wasted thier money..
why did Akshay and Sonakshi do such a crappy film!...
all the success of Rowdy Rathode ruined by Joker!..
but kinda expected TMK was horrible!

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Posted on: 03 September 2012 at 9:39am
How could joker collect 15 CRORES...i pity all the ppl who wastd their money to watch this crap..

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Posted on: 03 September 2012 at 8:45am
Yeah, maybe cause it was a crap movie. No story, pathetic actors, ten billion songs. Just as we were thinking nothing could get worse than Tees Maar Khan, Kunder surprises us by making a worse film like Joker. No wonder, Bollywood is going downnn because of such crappy, apprently "directors". I don't get how Akshay and Sonakshi agreed to doing such a rubbish film!

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