When it was first announced that there was going to be a stand-alone Joker film, no one really knew what to expect. Then the announcement of Joaquin Phoenix being cast as the Joker came out and everyone started to turn their curiosity towards the film and just how good of a job he would do as the Crown Prince of Crime. But no one knew that this was going to happen.
That’s right, JOKER has passed the $1 billion mark. As the film enters ends its seventh weekend in theaters, it reached a domestic total of $316.692 million and an impressive $998 million worldwide.
This is the first R-rated movie to hit the BILLION dollar mark and the third non-Disney film to do so in just under a year.
This shows a couple of things. It shows that the Super-hero genre has no signs of slowing down, let alone stopping. It also shows that the masses are ready for a different kind of film. One that will take a few more chances with the story and character development.
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