Batman’s arch-nemesis Joker is back on the screen with Todd Phillips’ Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix. The film got an earlier release in India than North America as the Indian calendar marked a holiday on October 2. Joker is set to be a worldwide box-office hit considering its opening in the international market. Find out more details about the worldwide box-office collection predictions of this DC comics' anti-hero film.
The Todd Phillips-directed Joker received an eight-minute standing ovation at its premiere in the Venice Film Festival and is expected to receive similar treatment at the box office. Joker also received the Golden Lion Award at the festival. The film that revolves around the evolution of Batman’s most brutal enemy Joker was made in a budget of $55 million. The film Joker is expected to make an approximate $155 million for its worldwide collections, according to a media portal. According to a different set of reports, the film is expected to mint $80 million in the US and Canada markets by Sunday.
Joker already received a good opening in international markets, which added to the anticipation of this R-rated film. The film has turned out to be a stunner in the Indian market even though it is competing with the Hrithik-Tiger starrer War and the film Sye Raa Narsimha Reddy. Joker, after its release in India on October 2, has managed to record a collection ₹7 cr. According to sources, this Joaquin Phoenix-starrer Joker has turned out to be the top international film in the Indian market.
Todd Phillips’ Joker has been surrounded by controversy since its premiere at the Venice Film Festival due to the amount of violence and the vengeance shown in the film. The story is a progression of a man named Arthur Fleck who goes into a downward spiral after being mistreated and bullied for working as a clown, which leads him to resort to violence for society’s treatment towards him. In the US, high profile-employees of the Warner Bros. Studios are concerned that the realistic violent drama of the film might fuel the mass-shooting crisis in their country. Some film critics also suggest that the film's negative publicity, due to its threat of inciting violence, will also contribute to the increase in collections at the box office. The release of the film has led government officials to tighten security, citing the likelihood of another mass shooting like the Aurora shooting in 2012 at a theatre in Colorado during The Dark Night Rises.
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