Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix as one of DC’s most celebrated villains is set to be the highest-grossing R- rated film of all time. This Todd Philips directed film has already been gaining Oscar buzz. Deadpool starring Ryan Reynolds currently holds the record for the highest-grossing R-rated film. Read on for more details about this box-office takeover by Joker.
Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix is laughing its way to the box-office. According to reports stated by an international media portal, Joker's global collections on Sunday were approximately $737.5 million. This global collection is double than what was expected at the time of its release. Joker’s collection in North America itself is $247.2 million according to the same report.
Joker released in several international markets a few days before its release in North America. This lead to an impact in the increase of global collections of the film. In the overseas market as the report states, Joker raked a sum of $77.9 million. The DC family was in for a celebration as the film is the fourth-best international market performance after films like Aquaman, The Dark Knight Rises, and Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice. Aquaman topping the DC family collections by $811.8 million, followed 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises collections of $636.3 million, and 2016's Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice raked in $537 million.
The media portal’s source also suggests that Joker is close to reaching the $ 900 million mark in its overall collections. The portal also suggests that film might also reach the $1 billion in its gross-collections. There have been other R-rated films that have previously led the records of top-grossing R-rated films. The Matrix reloaded grossed approximately $738.6 in 2003. It also raked an astounding amount of $697 million in 2017. While The Passion of the Christ collected $622.3 million in 2003. It will be interesting to see whether this Todd Philips' film manages to achieve the $1 billion mark when it is already set to surpass Deadpool’s collection record.
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