‘Joker’ Will Become the First Rated “R” Movie to Hit $1 Billion Worldwide This Weekend
Needless to say, the Joaquin Phoenix-starring Joker will be the very first rated “R” movie to hit $1 billion, and it took just over one month for the film to cross that threshold.
The only other rated “R” movies to even come close are Deadpool and Deadpool 2, both of which finished strong at the box office with just under $800 million each.
Unadjusted for inflation, comparable comic book films in the billion dollar club include The Dark Knight ($1,004,934,033) and The Dark Knight Rises ($1,081,041,287).
WB/DC brought Joker to the screen on a production budget of just $62.5 million, allowing for the film to become the most profitable comic book movie of all time.
What’s next? Sequel? Academy Awards recognition? Only time will tell.
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