Joker Box Office (India): Joaquin Phoenix’s portrayal of this legend antagonist has clicked with the Indian audience and how? Despite releasing in as limited screens as 500 and clashing with War and Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, the movie has surpassed every expectation.
The movie has collected was 5.35 crores on its day 7 which takes its grand total to 32.60 crores. These numbers show a brilliant trend for the film and it could help it to add more screens in the coming days.
Joker tells the story of the popular DC supervillain of the same name. The film traces the protagonist’s early life as Arthur Fleck (essayed by Phoenix), who is an aspiring stand-up comedian struggling to make ends meet and constantly derided by society. The film, released in India by Warner Bros. Pictures, narrates how circumstances push Fleck into the path of crime after he fails to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society.
Directed by Todd Phillips, Joker has become the second-biggest opening weekend of all time for an IMAX release after “Avengers: Endgame”. It is also the biggest opening weekend of 2019 for a Warner Bros. film, beating “Annabelle Comes Home”, which released in India in June and made around Rs 16.82 crore in its opening weekend.
Internationally, the R-rated comic book movie scored a huge debut too, raking in $96.2 million from 4,374 North American theatres over the weekend. With Sunday estimates pinned at $93.5 million, Joker now stands to be the biggest October launch of all time. The growing business of the film comes after it made headlines over apprehensions that its depiction of an assassin could incite violence, particularly gun violence, prompting cinema halls in the United States to take extra security precautions.