Crossing $1 billion global box office milestone for ‘Joker’?
The ‘Joker’ movie based on the comic book with the same name is on its way to surpassing $1 billion in ticket sales globally. If that’s the case, the movie may become Hollywood’s first R-rated movie to cross this milestone.
The dark origin story of Batman’s arch-nemesis as of Thursday, has sold $999.1 billion
“Joker,” a dark origin story from Warner Bros. about Batman’s arch-nemesis, as of Thursday had sold $999.1 billion despite not having been screened in China, which is projected to become the world’s largest movie market next year.
Starring Joaquin Phoenix as a mentally-ill loner who finds fame through a random act of violence, the movie earned warm reviews as it opened in early October but stoked controversy in the United States over fears it would encourage violence.
“Joker” is now among the top 10 biggest Hollywood movies- at the 7th spot, behind action-packed blockbuster “Avengers: Endgame” at $2.8 billion and family movie “The Lion King” at $1.6 billion, both from Walt Disney.