JOKER nears $1b at global box office

Joker (Warner Bros.)

Todd Phillips’ Joker is getting dangerously close to a new milestone at the worldwide box office. The Warner Bros. film grossed a further $9.2m at the domestic box office and $20.3m internationally.

In it’s sixth weekend at the box office Joker finally fell from the top 5 in North America but the film shows no sign of exiting the race just yet.

That $9.2m domestic weekend brings its American tally to a hugely impressive $313.5m. The international figures now stand at an estimated $671.2m.

If you’re keeping up with the maths that means that worldwide box office is now sitting at around $984.7m, meaning that Joker will most likely cross the coveted $1 billion mark sometime next weekend.

Reports now put the film as the most profitable R-rated movie of all time. Current figures give the film a x15.3 multiplier over its production budget. Someone at Warner Bros. is very happy!

Phillips directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with writer Scott Silver, based on characters from DC. The film is being produced by Phillips and Bradley Cooper under their Joint Effort banner, and Emma Tillinger Koskoff. It is executive produced by Richard Baratta, Joseph Garner and Bruce Berman.

The film stars Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, also starring are Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham.

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By Neil Vagg

Neil is the GYCO Editorial Chief. He has a BA in Film & TV and an MA in Scriptwriting; he currently works 9-5 as an office manager and 5-9 as a reviewer/web designer. He has been subscribing to comics for around nine years but has been reading them as long as he can remember. Favourite comics: Batman; Nightwing, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and All New X-Men Favourite films: Batman (any apart from & Robin); Star Trek Generations, Underworld, Beetlejuice Favourite TV shows: Fringe; Buffy, Arrow, TBBT, Being Human UK and Star Trek TNG