Joker was one of the most-awaited films of the year. Upon its release, thanks to the massive pre-release buzz and extremely positive audience reaction, Joker box office broke all the records for an October opening in the US and became a worldwide phenomenon. As of October 10, Joker has collected $289.9 million globally and has emerged a massive hit as its production budget is just $55 million.
In India, the movie released two days in advance than its US release to cash in on the Gandhi Jayanti holiday. Owing to the big clash, Joker got a limited release in just about 500 screens but such was the craze of the film that two days later a few more screens were added. Joker ran to full houses in most of the premium multiplexes it released in.
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In just 10 days of its release with limited screens and despite releasing alongside War and Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, Joker has collected more than Rs 40 crore at the box office. In fact, in its second week, Joker is doing better at the box office than all the new releases. Interestingly, at the Chennai box office, Joker is earning better than both War and Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy.