Joaquin Phoenix's Joker Becomes Most Profitable Comic Book Movie Ever

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'Joker' - starring Joaquin Phoenix as the titular character - has officially nabbed the title of most profitable comic book movie of all time.

Against a reported production budget of $62.5 million, "Joker" has now made $949 million worldwide and is on track to cross the billion-dollar mark by next week.

The new statistic is the latest in a long line of accolades the film is picking up - it's already the highest grossing R-rated movie ever, and has racked up the biggest October box office opening. Of course, Avengers: Endgame is actually the highest grossing movie of all time, but the $2.798 billion grossing blockbuster cost somewhere between $350 million and $400 million to make. That it happens to be an R-rated psychological drama is a bonus of sorts, as it's the third-cheapest $900 million grosser of all time after Bohemian Rhapsody($905 million on a $52 million budget) and The Lion King($968 million on a $55 million budget in 1994). What is most impressive is that Joker did this without being shown in China. So here's one more: According to the math cooked up by Forbes, the stand-alone spin-off about Batman's most preferred baddie is now the most lucrative comic guide movie ever created.

Joker also screened at Toronto International Film Festival and New York Film Festival before its opening in U.S. theatres on 4 October.

With a current worldwide total of approximately $953 million, Joaquin Phoenix's Joker will reach a new global gross of $957 million by tonight should its 32% domestic/68% overseas split hold.

Director Todd Phillips "Joker" centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone fictional story not seen before on the big screen.



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