Akshay Kumar began this year with a roll. His two films Housefull 2 and Rowdy Rathore were super hit at the box office and raked in a lot of moolah. Seems like Akki could not achieve his 100 crore hattrick with his 100th film! But Shirish Kunder and Farah Khan combined got their hattrick flop after Jaaneman, Tees Maar Khan and Joker.
However the second half seems to have a slowed down the Khiladi Kumar. Akshay’s films Housefull 2 earned approx 14 crores at the box office on the opening day and Rowdy Rathore earned approx 15.1 crores on the opening day. The box office graph saw a shocking drop in the figures as his last release Joker, bombed at the box office and earned a meagre 4.60 crores approx on the opening day. During the first weekend Rowdy Rathore earned approx 48.5 crores and Housefull 2 earned 42 crores.
However going by the figures, Joker is expected to earn approx 15 crores in it’s first week. Joker is facing tough competition at the box office with Salman’s Ek Tha Tiger, which has proved to be a greater crowd puller. Housefull 2 and Rowdy Rathore both touched the 100crore mark and earned 114 crores and 131 crores at the box office respectively in the final earnings. However by the response received by Joker, doesn’t seem like this will be crossing even the 20 crore mark in box office collections.
Akshay Kumar fans however need not be disappointed. He has two more major releases this year- namely – OMG- Oh My god and Khiladi 786. With his successful run of the Khiladi movies back in the 90’s , lets hope Akshay can redeem his Khiladi avatar and enthrall the audiences.