Joker crosses $1 Billion becomes highest grossing R-rated movie. Joker’s tremendous box office success is more incredible than people thought. This fall has featured more than its fair share of commercial bombs but Joker was the one true breakaway hit of the season.
Opening in early October, the film shattered multiple records in its first weekend and continued to hold strong through the remainder of the month. Bolstered by Oscar buzz for Joaquin Phoenix, the polarizing word-of-mouth, and the fact it’s based on one of the most iconic characters in pop culture, Joker was a must-see that continuously drew in large crowds.
Todd Philip’s take of The Joker’s origins may have been met with mixed reviews but that didn’t stop it from ruling the box office.
Deadline reports that film Joker has finally crossed the $1 billion mark, becoming the 44th film to do so. Passing ahead of films like Deadpool 2 and Matrix Reloaded, it has also become the highest grossing R-rated film.
The movie, which shows a non-canon tale about the clown prince of crime, made headlines when it bagged $93.5 million in the first three days since it’s opening.
Right now Joker sits just behind The Dark Knight on the all-time box office earners.