Todd Phillips’ Joker has wowed the world and the movie continues to grow from strength to strength at the box office. Another weekend has passed since the movie released in theatres, and a whole new slew of fans apparently flocked to the cinemas to see it.
According to Gamespot, the movie has now crossed $934 million worldwide since releasing on October 4 2019. Despite this last weekend being its fourth in theatres, Joker was still the second most-viewed movie in the US with another $14 million.
In the US alone, the movie has now made $299.6 million in total, with another $634.4 million from the rest of the world.
With people drawing comparisons to groundbreaking movies like Taxi Driver, Joker is already pitching itself as icon in its own right and a possible contender for an Academy Award.
The movie has performed amazingly at the box office, and it’s now snagged the title of highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time (that’s not adjusted for inflation).
Before Joaquin Phoenix stepped into the iconic clown shoes (metaphorically, of course), it was Ryan Reynold’s Deadpool who held that particular record, having earned $783 million in world ticket sales when it released back in 2016.
It’s also surpassed other movies that feature DC Comics characters, including the smash-hit that was Wonder Woman, and the controversial Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice.
The only DC movies yet to be bested by Joker a the box office are Aquaman, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises.
Phoenix’s portrayal of Arthur Fleck as the iconic character has raised some eyebrows despite how much of a moneymaker the movie has become.
The movie, which has been heavily criticised by some, shows Fleck’s descent into madness, with viewers calling out director Todd Phillips’ portrayal of mental health. Whatever your thoughts, there’s no denying Joker is ‘laughing’ all the way to the bank.
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