“Joker” continues to rack up accomplishments.
“It’s already in territory that nobody thought it would get to. It’s achieved a box office that is above the wildest expectations of the studio and analysts, Even if the box office stopped right now it’s an absolute, unqualified success.” Paul Dergarabedian of Comscore tells the Associated Press.
Currently, Joker is on its way to becoming the highest-grossing R-Rated film of all time, trailing only behind The Matrix Reloaded, Deadpool and Deadpool 2 in global sales. Once it reaches the $758 million mark, it will also become the year’s biggest non-Disney/Marvel release, beating out Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw.
While it continues to rack up major numbers, the film still fell out of its top spot as Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil debuted at No. 1 despite subpar sales within the states. Projected to make $45 million, the film only did $36 million while balancing out with $117 million overseas.