Joaquin Phoenix starrer, mega-hit Joker has managed to garner $1 billion in global ticket sales as of Friday, making it the first R-rated movie to ever cross the mark.
As reported by Forbes, ‘‘$62.5 million-budgeted DC Films movie crossed the $1 billion mark in raw global grosses’ making it not only the first R-rated movie to do so, but also the biggest grossing movie ever that did not play in China, which is projected to become the world’s largest movie market by next year. Owing to it’s modest budget, the movie is also the most profitable comic book movie ever, according to Forbes.
With this feat, as reported by Forbes, Joker is now also the fourth DC title to cross $1 billion; Aquaman took in $1.15 billion, The Dark Knight Rises $1.084 billion and The Dark Knight managed to rake in $1.005 billion.
The gritty and unsettling take at the origin story of the iconic DC character who presents himself as the arch nemesis of Batman, Joker was released on October 2, stars Joaquin Phoenix in the titular role, and is directed by Todd Phillips.
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17 November, 2019