According to BoxOfficeMojo, Todd Philips’ Joker has crossed the $600 million dollar mark at the worldwide box office, earning a massive $606 million as it is about to head into the third weekend of release.
There is a good chance that it’ll cross $700 million this weekend and possibly $800 million by next week.
Surpassing Justice League’s $657.9 million and Man of Steel’s $668 million this weekend along with Suicide Squad’s $746.8 million eventually as well.
BoxOfficeMojo is projecting a $32 million take at the domestic box office this weekend and will do better than Zombieland: Double Tap, but will be toppled by Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.
This speaks to the film having really strong legs domestically and overseas audiences seem to be enjoying the R-rated film as well.
The next big DC Comics release will be Margot Robbie’s Birds of Prey set for February 7th, 2020 and James Gunn is currently shooting The Suicide Squad in Atlanta.
Joker’s impressive box office success hopefully helps encourage Marvel Studios to consider making other R-rated features other than their Deadpool movies.
Forever alone in a crowd, failed comedian Arthur Fleck seeks connection as he walks the streets of Gotham City. Arthur wears two masks — the one he paints for his day job as a clown, and the guise he projects in a futile attempt to feel like he’s part of the world around him. Isolated, bullied and disregarded by society, Fleck begins a slow descent into madness as he transforms into the criminal mastermind known as the Joker.