Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Joker” broke another record this week. The movie passed “Deadpool 2” to become the highest-grossing R-rated film in history, reaching a box office total of $788.1M worldwide. That beats “Deadpool 2’s” record of $785M set in 2018, and pushes the original “Deadpool” to third-place with its $782M total from 2016. Todd Phillips directed “Joker,” which stars Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, and Zazie Beetz.
“Joker” released in theaters four weeks ago, and since then, the movie has battled Disney’s “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” and Sony Pictures’ “Zombieland 2: Double Tap.” Maleficent snapped “Joker’s” three-week winning streak at the domestic box office, but the clown prince of crime might return to first-place this weekend. To date, the film has made $258.6M domestically and over $529.5M in foreign markets. With an estimated budget of $62M, “Joker” is also one of the most profitable films based on a comic-book.
Ryan Reynolds took to Twitter to congratulate “Joker” on the win. Reynolds told fans, “R-Rated box office congratulatory posts aren’t like the ones you’re used to…” and shared the poster below.
R-Rated box office congratulatory posts aren’t like the ones you’re used to… pic.twitter.com/OTy2BqIP4f
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) October 25, 2019
This week’s big releases are “Black and Blue” with Naomie Harris, Mike Colter, Frank Grillo, and Reid Scott, and “Countdown” with Elizabeth Lail, Jordan Calloway, Talitha Eliana Bateman, and Peter Facinelli. Fans can also see “The Current War” in theaters, which stars Tom Holland, Matthew Macfadyen, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Tuppence Middleton.
November is one of the busiest months at the box office, and the month is starting with “Motherless Brooklyn.” The crime-drama features an all-star cast, including Bruce Willis, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Bobby Cannavale, Cherry Jones, Michael Kenneth Williams, Leslie Mann, Ethan Suplee, Dallas Roberts, Josh Pais, Robert Ray Wisdom, Fisher Stevens, Alec Baldwin, and Willem Dafoe. Younger moviegoers can enjoy the animated-comedy “Arctic Dogs,” which features the voice talents of Anjelica Huston, Jeremy Renner, James Franco, and Alec Baldwin. November 1st is also the release date for “Terminator Dark Fate,” which brings back Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, and also stars Mackenzie Davis.
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